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forming a patent pool and gathering claims from companies that believe they have patents essential to the VP8 codec:
So the long and the short of it is they just want money. They don't even KNOW if what Google is doing is in any violation of anything.

These people are so full of
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I was going to shop a picture of the leave britney alone guy with the caption "Leave Google alone".

Google has to be my favorite "internet company" what with all of their awesomely helpful, free programs. And of course Youtube which is probably my favorite website of all time next to Google.com of course.

I wanted to throw a party when Google took a dump on Viacom after their BS lawsuit.
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All these patent trolls.. need to die
Did I miss the memo? Since when did businesses turn into charities?!
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Why Our Civilization's Video Art and Culture is Threatened by the MPEG-LA
http://www.osnews.com/story/23236/Wh...by_the_MPEG-LA



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Ogg, MPEG LA, and Submarine Patents
http://www.streamingmedia.com/Articl...rticleID=65782
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MPEG-LA: The Rambus of audio codecs. <insert middle finger smiley here>
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Why do all these billionaires want more money?
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Originally Posted by Z Overlord View Post
Why do all these billionaires want more money?
Because there's nothing else to obtain in their boring lives?

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Originally Posted by Culverin View Post
Honestly, I think that's what google is doing.
They are building a powerbase and fanboys like me right now.

In about 20 years, when they own everything, then we'll see what happens.
But until then, Google is my homeboy.
So, when it's too late, and your homeboy has fleeced you every way possible, you will 'stand up' to them and actually 'do something' about it?

The people in Egypt would laugh at you.

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Originally Posted by dlee7283 View Post
I dont know why Google gets attacked so much. I like their business model much better than say Microsoft.

Also I think vp8 intended use is going to be in mobile phones.
In a certain country it's now illegal to claim they're not a democracy, why do you think that is?

It amazes me how Google fanboys (I really don't understand how you can be a supporter of this company) ignore their "Don't be evil." slogan. It must make you feel good on the inside knowing Google's entire goal is to make as much money as they can. Now that they've returned to China you'll see them selling out dissidents the moment their business is threatened.

Don't be evil = make as much money as you can.
Edited by Liranan - 2/14/11 at 12:28am
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Good to know MPEG LA have allowed their formats to become standards only to milk them later.
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This was in May 2010
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Nero Files Antitrust Case Against MPEG-LA
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Nero also claims that the MPEG-LA has unlawfully extended its patent pools by adding non-essential patents to the MPEG-2 patent pool. Even though the MPEG-LA told the DOJ there were only 53 essential MPEG-2 patents, the non-independent expert added round and about 800 more patents to the pool, extending the duration of the patent pool, since the old, 53 essential patents expired.

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The MPEG-LA itself has estimated that in 2006, the value of MPEG-2 products (so just that one license pool) exceeded half a trillion dollars.
http://www.osnews.com/story/23346/Ne...gainst_MPEG-LA
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Because there's nothing else to obtain in their boring lives?



So, when it's too late, and your homeboy has fleeced you every way possible, you will 'stand up' to them and actually 'do something' about it?

The people in Egypt would laugh at you.



In a certain country it's now illegal to claim they're not a democracy, why do you think that is?

It amazes me how Google fanboys (I really don't understand how you can be a supporter of this company) ignore their "Don't be evil." slogan. It must make you feel good on the inside knowing Google's entire goal is to make as much money as they can. Now that they've returned to China you'll see them selling out dissidents the moment their business is threatened.

Don't be evil = make as much money as you can.
Companies making money? NO WAY

Lets see what google has done
Free mail, Free docs, Android, Best (imo) search engine, free video codec

Oh god they are totally ripping us off
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