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4 comments

Yes, Our (1)

kyuubiunl (1747574) | more than 3 years ago | (#35378466)

Corporate Overlords would never do ANYTHING illegal. Why would Apple, Fujitsu, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, Toshiba, or Dolby even consider illegally creating a codec monopoly? Surely they have not spent millions licensing this technology!

Finally (1)

RobbieThe1st (1977364) | more than 3 years ago | (#35378542)

About time -someone- called them on it.

Software Patent Absurdity (1)

Mystiq (101361) | more than 3 years ago | (#35378804)

Now can someone in government put two and two together and see the absurd situation software patents has caused? VP8 is supposed to be patent-free but everyone on the H264 side is calling it patent-encumbered anyway. The mere existence of patent trolls should be reason enough to get rid of the idea. You should be able to patent implementations, not ideas.

Re:Software Patent Absurdity (1)

Mystiq (101361) | more than 3 years ago | (#35378928)

I wanted to add that the point of software patents was to protect innovation. This should be a clear example that it is not, as VP8's adoption is supposedly slow because of the risk of violating other patents whose owners won't come out of the woodwork until VP8 has enough market share to make a lawsuit nicely profitable. The whole thing is patently ridiculous.

The sheer amount of patent lawsuits and now that even Google and Apple are teaming up against a troll is very telling.
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