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MPEG-LA threatening the ARTS (licenses and shit)

category: general [glöplog]
Just so you know:
http://www.osnews.com/story/23236/Why_Our_Civilization_s_Video_Art_and_Culture_i s_Threatened_by_the_MPEG-LA

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(kind of informative and interesting in fact)
added on the 2010-05-04 17:18:36 by BarZoule BarZoule
Ha, I knew these fancy digital video cameras were no good!
added on the 2010-05-04 17:34:25 by msqrt msqrt
THE WORLD MAY NOW!
added on the 2010-05-04 17:35:54 by __ __
Damn, this is going to kill internet video the way mp3 licensing killed digital audio! THE WORLD MAY NOW !
added on the 2010-05-04 17:38:02 by psonice psonice
Coming soon: kkaputred demos delivered as zip archive containing each frame as bitmap file.
added on the 2010-05-04 17:39:03 by jua jua
Yeah .. we're all criminals !! ..
added on the 2010-05-04 18:03:54 by yumeji yumeji
oh! so that's why smart asses buy china made, unknown branded, but working damn great fullHD cameras...
added on the 2010-05-04 18:14:41 by EviL EviL
software patents are universally stupid, man.
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added on the 2010-05-04 19:10:54 by sigflup sigflup
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Coming soon: kkaputred demos delivered as zip archive containing each frame as bitmap file.

or people will start watching the real thing again!
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or people will start watching the real thing again!
I'd actually do it, but some demos just don't run on ATI and booting Windows everytime I want to watch a demo is overkill.
added on the 2010-05-04 19:49:30 by Joghurt Joghurt
well, instead of paying codec licenses, you could spend money on 3 graphics cards! :D
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TiNKer?
There are people out there who don't want to waste the space for a pc-tower + monitor in their living-room anymore. Also almost all demos made in the last 5 years have such high graphic-card requirements that they won't work on mid-class laptops.

For these people vid-captures are a god-sent.



added on the 2010-05-04 23:37:57 by torus torus
Please tell me that this is a very bad, fucked up joke!!!

I produce commercial videos with a quite new Panasonic HD Camera... am I doing "illegal" stuff now?

Am I only allowed to make funny vacation videos with my cam?

WTF?
added on the 2010-05-05 00:00:22 by emu emu
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I produce commercial videos with a quite new Panasonic HD Camera... am I doing "illegal" stuff now?


Yes!

[/quote]Am I only allowed to make funny vacation videos with my cam?[/quote]

Yes.

added on the 2010-05-05 00:31:16 by torus torus
/me wants an edit-button"
added on the 2010-05-05 00:31:46 by torus torus
okay, thanks for that information... maybe I should paint pictures with my own shit and sell them. I hope there's no license agreement about shit...
added on the 2010-05-05 00:39:39 by emu emu
Unless you or the organization that distributing the video is getting like 250,000 euros in sales, I wouldn't worry about paying royalties.
added on the 2010-05-05 02:14:14 by QUINTIX QUINTIX
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maybe I should paint pictures with my own shit and sell them


Not if we get a patent on paint and brushes first!
added on the 2010-05-05 02:31:49 by red red
He never said anything about brushes and paint...
Too bad the poor Carl Wilhelm Scheele or the miserable Joseph Priestley didn't patent the oxygen when they discovered it. They are brilliant scientists but very bad businessmen apparently.

If they charged ¢1 per breathe they could have become the richest guys on Earth in a shorter time-span than a day.
added on the 2010-05-05 10:09:42 by decipher decipher
BarZoule: why do you repeat fearmongering OSNews rubbish-"news"? There is not an ounce of truth in that "story". People are free to stop freaking out just because some douche on the internet without any sort of legal experience decided to try to understand complex licencing agreements.

To rephrase:

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Please tell me that this is a very bad, fucked up joke!!!

It is - though, the person who wrote it probably believes he's correct, and isn't trying to be funny.
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I produce commercial videos with a quite new Panasonic HD Camera... am I doing "illegal" stuff now?

No.
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Am I only allowed to make funny vacation videos with my cam?

You're allowed to film whatever you like and use it for whatever you like (as long as you don't break any laws :)
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WTF?

It's the internet, there you have it.
added on the 2010-05-05 10:35:08 by gloom gloom
gloom, but i'm still not allowed to make a demo that has a h264 replayer.

this whole software patent thing stinks.
added on the 2010-05-05 13:13:45 by skrebbel skrebbel
Does windows not have h264 codec still? And APIs to decode + access your frames? If not, it must be on the way at least.
added on the 2010-05-05 13:58:18 by psonice psonice

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