[FFmpeg-cvslog] [ffmpeg.org]: r67 - trunk/src/legal

michael subversion
Sun May 20 15:14:01 CEST 2007

Author: michael
Date: Sun May 20 15:13:59 2007
New Revision: 67

add ivans suggestion about the evilness of software patents
with minor changes by me


Modified: trunk/src/legal
--- trunk/src/legal	(original)
+++ trunk/src/legal	Sun May 20 15:13:59 2007
@@ -104,6 +104,18 @@
 as the patent would be valid until you win the lawsuit 5+ years in the future.
 That is assuming you didnt go bankrupt before...
+<B>Q: Can I be safe if I've payed my protection money.</B>
+A: You can never be safe as long as your country recognizes software
+patents for valid. There are companies that own many patents, pay and
+cross-license for other companies patents, but even such companies are
+being found guilty of infringing some obscure little-known
+lousy-related patent and end up paying millions for it.
+That's why lobbing against software patents is in your interest.
+Of course none of this is related to you using ffmpeg or another codec
+implementation, if you want to be safe the only option is to not touch
+any software at all.
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