Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Aug 2010 13:22 UTC
Multimedia, AV We haven't talked about this one for a while, but now there's news from the MPEg-LA camp. The MPEG-LA, known patent troll and chief supplier of FUD for well over ten years, is apparently feeling the pressure from Google's WebM project, and has done a complete 180. While promising earlier this year not to charge royalties for internet video that is free to end users until the end of 2015, they've now extended this promise to eternity. This may sound like a big deal, but it changes nothing - H264 is still a legal minefield even lawyers and the MPEG-LA itself have trouble understanding.
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RE[2]: Thank you MPEG_LA
by shmerl on Fri 27th Aug 2010 05:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Thank you MPEG_LA"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

It takes time to catch up. Hardware vendors prefer a certain balance of quality vs price. WebM can be a winner here, because there are no licensing fees involved.

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