[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos
Sat Nov 6 11:10:39 CET 2010

Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras <at> gmail.com> writes:

> > Actually, legally speaking, the law does not take into account the knowledge
> > of the infringing party: it is the responsibility of anyone willing to
> > exploit something industrially to ensure that it is not protect by a patent.
> That's not what I've heard. It's impossible to check you software for
> all claimed patents, you can try, but you will miss many. That's why
> some people recommend their engineers to not look at patents, so that
> they can claim lack of knowledge. I can look for references if you
> like.

Not entirely wrong (for once):
In some jurisdictions, the damage is higher if you are found to violate a patent
knowingly (but of course, the fact that you violate a patent and have to pay
damages does nowhere depend on the question if you have done it knowingly).

If you really believe what you are spreading here, you really have a problem, CE

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