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[whatwg] Video Tag Proposal

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 20:42:21 -0400
Message-ID: <4BB29A6D.5010803@mit.edu>
On 3/30/10 11:43 AM, Perry Smith wrote:
> Isn't the concept of a submarine patent also possible against a
> "patented" algorithm?

Yes, but since Apple already ships other H.264 decoders it already has 
exposure to whatever patents could come up against it.  So from their 
point of view, the marginal patent exposure of shipping H.264 in <video> 
is 0.  Similar for Microsoft.  I can't speak to the situation Google is in.

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 30 March 2010 17:42:21 UTC

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