Google’s WebM & VP8 : Patently High Risk?


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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