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The argument fails to hold water.
Huh? What are you talking about?
Posted Jul 7, 2009 5:14 UTC (Tue) by gmaxwell (subscriber, #30048)
Are you sure?
Posted Jul 7, 2009 5:17 UTC (Tue) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
1. How many codecs developed in Europe without help from US companies do
you know? How successfull they are?
2. MPEG-LA does have patens in other countries besides US. The
list is not easy to find (why the hell do we have "open standards" which
unclude closed list of patents), but here are list of MPGE-audio-related
single patent troll firm. I presume video patents
equally impressive list.
Learn the facts before writing the answers. It's not clear what role
patents played in audio/video codecs development, but to claim that the
that some codecs can be used in some small parts of the world without fear
changes the situation totally is to fool yourself.
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