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[9]: Here we go again
by galvanash on Tue 26th Mar 2013 15:45 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Here we go again"
galvanash
Member since:
2006-01-25

The point is that every where else is h264 and h265 is already an accepted standard.


The point is that every where else is h264 and h265 is already an accepted standard for commercial endeavors where there is someone willing to pay for it.

There, I fixed that for you.

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RE[10]: Here we go again
by lucas_maximus on Tue 26th Mar 2013 20:40 in reply to "RE[9]: Here we go again"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

So? Video on the working well enough.

There is no charge for streaming h264 and I doubt they will change this for h265.

I find it really really frustrating that you guys are pretending this is a problem when it really isn't.

The W3C could have chosen theora back in 2007-8 if they got their act in gear.

Whine all you like. It doesn't change a thing.

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RE[11]: Here we go again
by Radio on Wed 27th Mar 2013 07:14 in reply to "RE[10]: Here we go again"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

There is no charge for streaming h264 and I doubt they will change this for h265.
Oh? You "doubt" it will change? How come? Have you forgotten how much they tried to charge for h.264 streaming?
http://www.osnews.com/story/22812/MPEG-LA_Further_Solidifies_Theora...
http://www.osnews.com/story/22828/MPEG-LA_Will_Not_Change_h264_Lice...

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