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Re: video codecs in HTML 5

On 3/24/07, Maik Merten <maikmerten@gmx.net> wrote:
Ignoring patents can be dangerous, though. If you get sued and the suing
party can prove you knew of those patents you can get punished even
harder AFAIK (IANAL!). In case of Debian vs. MPEG they could simply
point to the mailing lists where the various problems with patents were

But are the MPEG patentors *likely* to sue Debian?

If Debian was sued over the MPEG patents, imagine what Slashdot and
Digg would do to them - it wouldn't be great PR.
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