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Re: Google and MPEG LA Announce Agreement Covering VP8 Video Format

From: Basil Mohamed Gohar <basilgohar@librevideo.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:47:02 -0400
Message-ID: <513DEE66.7070803@librevideo.org>
To: public-html@w3.org
On 03/08/2013 10:05 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> Google's move is helpful, but it is far from removing uncertainty
> about its IPR status in my opinion.
The issue with this is that uncertainty in the patent landscape can
never be removed.  There are still lawsuits surrounding IP related to
H.264 that is not part of their patent pool. This move should be looked
up as it is - improving the stance of VP8 with regards to patent
uncertainties.

The fact that MPEG-LA has, through this action, moved away from forming
a patent pool for VP8 is the strongest indicator that outstanding patent
concerns for VP8 are minimal, at best, and not worth enforcing.

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