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: Wow
by gagol on Wed 27th Mar 2013 05:27 UTC in reply to "Wow"
gagol
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2012-05-16

I think software should be protected by copyright, not patents. It is a bit like patenting story ideas. Can you imagine a world in which you have to pay royalties to Romero each time you create something involving zombies?

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