Contrast this with the fanboi mime Google admits its VP8/WebM codec infringes MPEG
H.264 patents at AppleInsider.
Sort of like a two person race where 'The
Soviet Union came in second, while the United States came in next to last',
though instead of innuendo, stating FUD as fact ("However, WebM had serious
flaws, the largest of which is that it infringed upon H.264 patents itself.").
I don't believe a single H.264 patent holder has filed an infringement suit nor
has MPEGLA released a list of patents for a patent pool reading on VP8/WebM.
You could wonder who is behind the FUD? See US Justice Department reportedly investigating MPEG LA
over VP8 threats (theguardian) or Web Video Rivalry Sparks U.S. Probe (WSJ) from March 4, 2011 where
Larry Horn is quoted as unequivocally stating "I can tell you: VP8 is not
patent-free," Mr. Horn said. "It's simply nonsense.", which you'd also expect to
raise the question of estoppel or result in the purported 11 patent holders
feigning ignorance to any examination of VP8/WebM.
The shelf life of this
FUD has passed, already.
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