[whatwg] Codecs (was Re: Apple Proposal for Timed Media Elements)

Maik Merten maikmerten at gmx.net
Fri Mar 23 02:32:06 PDT 2007

Gareth Hay schrieb:
> Not in the EU, no such thing as a software patent.

To my knowledge the MPEG patents are *not* software patents but are what
I know as "Verfahrenspatente" (crudely translated that would be "Method
patents" - anyone knowning the correct term?). Those patents are valid here.

However, no matter what kinds of patents they are: The MPEG-LA collects
money from european companies.

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