An anonymous reader writes: A press release from a recent meeting of the MPEG standards committee is calling for a royality-free licensed standard for video compression technology
"MPEG has been producing standards that provide industry with the best video compression technologies. In recognition of the growing importance that the Internet plays in the generation and consumption of video content, MPEG intends to develop a new video compression standard in line with the expected usage models of the Internet. The new standard is intended to achieve substantially better compression performance than that offered by MPEG-2 and possibly comparable to that offered by the AVC Baseline Profile. MPEG will issue a call for proposals on video compression technology at the end of its upcoming meeting in March 2011 that is expected to lead to a standard falling under ISO/IEC “Type-1 licensing”, i.e. intended to be “royalty free”." Link to Original Source
On The Pirate Bay blog the TPB crew gives their side of the story.
Idealism is not dead: The profits from the sale will go into a foundation that is going to help with projects about freedom of speech, freedom of information and the openess of the nets. I hope everybody will help out in that and realize that this is the best option for all. Don't worry - be happy!
On The Pirate Bay blog the TPB crew gives their side of the story. Idealism is not dead:
The profits from the sale will go into a foundation that is going to help with projects about freedom of speech, freedom of information and the openess of the nets. I hope everybody will help out in that and realize that this is the best option for all. Don't worry - be happy!
cibus writes: The Swedish company Global Gaming Factory has bought "The Pirate Bay website"
for 60 millions SEK(about $7800000). They also bought Peerialism, a Swedish
company specializing in p2p-based distributed storage.
From the pressrelease: The listed software company, Global Gaming Factory X AB (publ) (GGF)
acquires The Pirate Bay website, http://www.thepiratebay.org/ one of the 100
most visited websites in the world and the technology company Peerialism,
that has developed next generation file-sharing technology. Following the
completion of the acquisitions, GGF intends to launch new business models
that allow compensation to the content providers and copyright owners. The
responsibility for, and operation of the site will be taken over by GGF in
connection with closing of the transaction, which is scheduled for August
"We would like to introduce models which entail that content providers and
copyright owners get paid for content that is downloaded via the site, " said
Hans Pandeya, CEO GGF.
Whatever happened to that idealism Sunde and Warg displayed?