[FFmpeg-cvslog] [ffmpeg.org]: r65 - trunk/src/legal
Thu May 17 23:21:49 CEST 2007
On 17 May 2007, at 20:06, michael wrote:
> Author: michael
> Date: Thu May 17 21:06:53 2007
> New Revision: 65
> clarify "protection money"
> Modified: trunk/src/legal
> --- trunk/src/legal (original)
> +++ trunk/src/legal Thu May 17 21:06:53 2007
> @@ -73,6 +73,16 @@
> will come after their protection money. Most notably, MPEG-LA
> (licensing authority) is
> vigilant and diligent about collecting for MPEG-related technologies.
> +<B>Q: You called the patent license fee protection money, is this
> a joke?</B>
> +A: No, the legal validity of these patents is highly questionable,
> still in
> +the current jurisdical systems it is very easy to ruin a company
> with patents
> +even if the patents are invalid. Paying the (small) license fee is
> much cheaper
> +than a patent lawsuit during which you would not be able to sell
> you product
> +as the patent would be valid until you win the lawsuit 5+ years in
> the future.
> +That is assuming you didnt go bankrupt before...
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