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HTML5 video element codec debate reignited

HTML5 video element codec debate reignited

Posted Feb 5, 2010 10:58 UTC (Fri) by DonDiego (guest, #24141)
In reply to: HTML5 video element codec debate reignited by roc
Parent article: HTML5 video element codec debate reignited

> > The whole discussion about H.264 vs. Theora and the MPEG LA really
> > only concerns a small part of the world.

> Yeah, just the USA, Europe, and parts of Asia.
> http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/bz/archives/020400.html

A lot of things are patented in all kinds of countries. The question is whether or not these patents can actually be enforced. I'm looking forward to you posting proof of enforcement outside of the USA.


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HTML5 video element codec debate reignited

Posted Feb 13, 2010 1:29 UTC (Sat) by robert_s (subscriber, #42402) [Link]

"A lot of things are patented in all kinds of countries. The question is whether or not these patents can actually be enforced."

When a legal situation becomes this close, it actually boils down to this: if the MPEG-LA decide to drag this backwards and forwards through court, who do you think will run out of money first, MPEG-LA and its industry backers or you / mozilla.org / EFF / etc.?

It won't be the MPEG-LA.

HTML5 video element codec debate reignited

Posted Feb 13, 2010 12:29 UTC (Sat) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

It's a very sad commentary on the US legal system that it's turned into a
game of 'who will run out of money first' so damn often. Nobody even
*mentions* justice anymore.


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