[whatwg] Codec mess with <video> and <audio> tags

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 10:59:38 PDT 2009

2009/6/7 Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar at googlemail.com>:

> How is it incredible? Who has looked at the submarine patents? They by
> definition are unpublished! Yes, certainly, published patents are well
> researched, but this is not the objection that anyone has made to it.

It is not credible to claim that any other codec whatsoever does not
have the same problems - and paying Thomson or the MPEG-LA does *not*
protect one from submarine claims from others, as Microsoft found out
to its cost with MP3 - nor is it credible to claim that Ogg formats
have more such problems.

- d.

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