[vlc-devel] Re: [Ffmpeg-devel] Re: libdca (was Re: Patent Infrigement)

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Tue Apr 12 10:50:22 CEST 2005

On Mon, Apr 11, 2005 at 07:18:25PM +0200, Attila Kinali wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 16:30:17 +0200
> Rémi Denis-Courmont <courmisch at via.ecp.fr> wrote:
> > I warn anyone tempted to continue 
> > development/usage/distribution on libdca from a country where DTS has 
> > patent the technology involved that (s)he should refrain from doing so.
> I did some research and it looks like DTS is holding patents in
> Switzerland too. So any hosting here will be sued to death again.

So what's the solution going to be?

IMO you can worry about lawyers the moment their letters arrive, no need
to do it beforehand.  The alternative is giving in without putting up a
fight.  Do you really want to give up complete DVD playback?

Maybe DTS decoding should just be implemented natively in libavcodec,
chances are that this will remain below their radar.


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