[FFmpeg-cvslog] [ffmpeg.org]: r63 - trunk/src/legal

michael subversion
Thu May 17 20:57:52 CEST 2007

Author: michael
Date: Thu May 17 20:57:51 2007
New Revision: 63

elaborate on the legitimacy of sw patents


Modified: trunk/src/legal
--- trunk/src/legal	(original)
+++ trunk/src/legal	Thu May 17 20:57:51 2007
@@ -49,7 +49,10 @@
 A: Patent laws change wildly between jurisdictions. Further, even in places where
 software patents are recognized, there is serious doubt about the legitimacy of such
+legislation. Note patents on algorithms are illegal in many countries, also
+the use of patents to prevent the useage of a format or codec on a specific
+operating system or together with specific other software might violate
+anti trust laws.
 <B>Q: Bottom line: Should I be worried about legal issues if I use FFmpeg?</B>

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