Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Mar 2013 21:09 UTC
Legal Late last week, Nokia dropped what many consider to be a bomb on the WebM project: a list of patents that VP8 supposedly infringes in the form of an IETF IPR declaration. The list has made the rounds around the web, often reported as proof that VP8 infringes upon Nokia's patents. All this stuff rang a bell. Haven't we been here before? Yup, we have, with another open source codec called Opus. Qualcomm and Huawei made the same claims as Nokia did, but they turned out to be complete bogus. As it turns out, this is standard practice in the dirty business of the patent licensing industry.
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RE: Good for VP8, bad for Nokia PR
by Valhalla on Tue 26th Mar 2013 08:17 UTC in reply to "Good for VP8, bad for Nokia PR"
Valhalla
Member since:
2006-01-24


Nokia itself is currently digging a PR hole. Several previously impartial observers have now voiced their disapprovement of the company and its practices. Actually, only the usual Microsoft apologists defend Nokia now.

It seems to me that Nokia is all but officially a Microsoft subsidiary these days. You can change 'Nokia says...' to 'Microsoft says...' as far as I'm concerned.

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1c3d0g Member since:
2005-07-06

I concur. While I still like M$ for their useful Office products and still excellent Windows 7 release (don't get me started on Windows 8), I really dislike their use of other companies as a proxy to fight their war against their competition.

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