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[whatwg] arrggghhh (or was it ogg)

From: Jerason Banes <jbanes@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 09:38:48 -0600
Message-ID: <82c3f5040712120738j2f789cc2sc4d0674a2b440cb0@mail.gmail.com>
If by "Corporate Blessed", you mean codecs like H.264, there's a very simple
answer to that. Nokia and Apple pay licensing fees to a company called MPEG
LA. MPEG LA indemnifies Nokia and Apple from patent lawsuits over the use of
MPEG-related codecs. Should anyone come forward with a new patent, the MPEG
LA will litigate the matter and/or come to an agreement with the patent
holder to license the patent on behalf of their member companies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.264#Patent_licensing

Thanks,
Jerason Banes

On Dec 12, 2007 7:15 AM, Joseph Daniel Zukiger <
joseph_daniel_zukiger at yahoo.com> wrote:

> What guarantees do Apple, Nokia, et. al. offer that
> their corporate-blessed containers/formats/codecs are
> free from threat for (ergo) the rest of us? Are they
> willing to make binding agreements to go to bat for
> _us_ in court?
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