HTML5 video element codec debate reignited
Posted Feb 4, 2010 12:37 UTC (Thu) by gmaxwell
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Yes, the EU. A typical codec patent doesn't look like a typical "software patent", they speak of machines performing concrete transformations to signals. ::shrugs:: I'm not sure how the "software patent" boundary looks in Europe, but codec patents are surely created there, granted there, and enforced there.
Even if it were somehow a US only thing it's hard to do business on any scale without bumping into the US or at least someone who wants to appease US interests. It truly is a world-wide issue.
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