« Home | "Leaked" 6G iPod Photos » | iTunes Billion Song Countdown » | 1GB iPod Nano » | Buy Your Senator An iPod » | IE 7 Public Beta 2 » | Google Site Redesign? » | MPPA Accused of Piracy » | DRM Is A Complete Lie » | Re-Introducing The Real Windows Vista » | Microsoft Aims to Erase Their "Huge Company" Image... » 

Friday, February 10, 2006

AT&T Claims MPEG-4 Patent

From PC Mag: "AT&T possesses several patents related to video compression, which the company says are an essential component of the MPEG-4 video technology. In a bid to drive its global licensing program, AT&T has targeted Apple Computer, Inc., CyberLink Corp., DivX, Inc., InterVideo, Inc., and Sonic Solutions as unlicensed companies whose products and software utilize the MPEG-4 technology." I sure hope that AT&T won't really get much from this. They only care now that everybody is using MPEG-4 in there players. A spokesperson for AT&T said: "The intellectual property developed by AT&T is a core component of MPEG-4 capability. We are actively discussing and working out terms with each company for the licensing of that intellectual property, to enable them to fully take advantage of the technology."

E-mail this post



Remenber me (?)



All personal information that you provide here will be governed by the Privacy Policy of Blogger.com. More...

Add a comment

 

About me

  • I'm Daniel
  • From Texas, United States
  • I'm 14 and enjoy blogging, podcasting, and gaming. My favorite quote is: "To create a new standard it takes something that's not just a little bit different. It takes something that's really new and really captures people's imagination. And the Macintosh, of all the machines I've ever seen, is the only one that meets that standard." Bill Gates, Chairman and Chief Software Architect, Microsoft Corporation.
My profile

Links

Newsletter


Subscribe to the Geekology newsletter and get all the latest posts emailed to you:



Geekology Podcast