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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I wouldn't...
by nabil2199 on Thu 26th Aug 2010 14:15 UTC
nabil2199
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2010-03-31

...trust the mpeg-la just yet.
What is preventing them from pulling a switcheroo?
What is the definition of internet video? as in: if I use a machine as a cache for videos which I then stream to a second one would it still be internet video?

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RE: I wouldn't...
by Fettarme H-Milch on Tue 31st Aug 2010 16:09 in reply to "I wouldn't..."
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

...trust the mpeg-la just yet.
What is preventing them from pulling a switcheroo?

All license holders have to agree first.

What is the definition of internet video? as in: if I use a machine as a cache for videos which I then stream to a second one would it still be internet video?

All charges apply only for more than 100,000 per year. Every use case that affects fewer people has always been free of charge.

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