You can not
Posted Dec 13, 2007 22:41 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: Ask fluendo, will you
Parent article: Specifying codecs for the web
How can you be sure you have payed all the existing patent owners for the specific x264-related patents?
You pay to all known patent owners and hope for the best
Microsoft has learned it the hard way recently with MP3.
So that risk still applies for all others. At least for Theora there are no known patents.
And what exactly does it change ? Submarine patents still will be a problem. At least with H.264 you should only fear patent trolls, with Theora "normal" companies like IBM or Microsoft can sue you too...
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