Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jan 2010 14:20 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Internet & Networking Despite the recent interest in adopting HTML5's video tag, there is still one major problem: there is no mandated standard video codec for the video tag. The two main contestants are the proprietary and patended h264, and the open and free Theora. In a comment on an article about this problematic situation, LWN reader Trelane posted an email exchange he had with MPEG-LA, which should further cement Theora as the obvious choice.
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 31st Jan 2010 16:59 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
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That means that if you are *viewing* H.264 content that the publisher has not licenced, then you the viewer are liable too

Yes. That's what the email explains.

"I would also like to mention that while our Licenses are not concluded by End Users, anyone in the product chain has liability if an end product is unlicensed."

Pretty clear, people. Why are we even debating this fact?

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