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Google’s WebM & VP8 : Patently High Risk?

by Naresh Sarwan on June 14, 2010

In this StreamingMedia.com article, Tim Siglin discusses whether WebM and the VP8 codec are genuinely open source compliant and the possible risks via Google’s use of a ‘poison pill’ clause that attempts to indemnify them from the risk of patent infringement lawsuits:

…we’ll look at what needs to happen to assuage the critics, while also highlighting Google’s attempt to write a clever license that indemnifies the company. We’ll also look briefly at a “poison pill” clause that proactively blocks from potential lawsuits, a first for an open-source developer contract.[Read More]

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