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[5]: Big picture...
by moondevil on Tue 26th Mar 2013 14:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Big picture..."
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"This is an advantage of commercial software over open source.

Right, because Microsoft, Apple, and others never get sued over patents on closed source software.

They get sued by what is seen in the UI, not implementation code.

Edited 2013-03-26 14:24 UTC

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