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MPEG LA's attack on VP8 video highlights need for software patent abolition

http://news.swpat.org

MPEG LA is blatantly trying to claim a monopoly on online video. The patent system is failing for software, and initiatives to “fix” the system are not working. A clear exclusion of software ideas from patentability is the only workable solution. VP8 is an attempt to free the software industry and all software developers from this patent troll.

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Alexandre Oliva Explains Why the Patent Troll Larry Horn (MPEG Cartel) is Bluffing

http://techrights.org

One possible explanation of why preparatory statements are intended to just cause fear and uncertainty MR. Alexandre Oliva writes: "here's how I know MPEG-LA is bluffing with its FUD against WebM"

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Canonical Needs to Tell Ubuntu Users How Much It Paid MPEG-LA for Patent ‘Protection’

http://techrights.org

Canonical ought to offer some form of disclosure about patent deals with the MPEG cartel

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Created by komrad 4 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 31 weeks ago
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Canonical explains Ubuntu unfree video choice

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Canonical is the first Linux shop to have agreed to license the codec in question, H.264 from MPEG LA. Even though Red Hat and Novell are also available for use on PCs, they have not licensed H.264.

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MS Brings MPEG-LA-LA Land to the Web & Threatens GNU/Linux With Software Patent Lawsuits

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft is trying to sneak patents-encumbered MPEG formats into the Web using Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9); Microsoft threatens (again) to go after Linux legally

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