Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Mar 2013 21:09 UTC
Legal Late last week, Nokia dropped what many consider to be a bomb on the WebM project: a list of patents that VP8 supposedly infringes in the form of an IETF IPR declaration. The list has made the rounds around the web, often reported as proof that VP8 infringes upon Nokia's patents. All this stuff rang a bell. Haven't we been here before? Yup, we have, with another open source codec called Opus. Qualcomm and Huawei made the same claims as Nokia did, but they turned out to be complete bogus. As it turns out, this is standard practice in the dirty business of the patent licensing industry.
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RE[14]: Big picture...
by Radio on Wed 27th Mar 2013 14:29 UTC in reply to "RE[13]: Big picture..."
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20


THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR STREAMING DATA WITH H264.

THERE.
IS.
AND YOU SAID IT YOURSELF:
Only after 100000 views and over 12 minutes long.


And you got the cost completely wrong, BY A FACTOR OF TEN, as galvanash has shown.

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RE[15]: Big picture...
by lucas_maximus on Wed 27th Mar 2013 15:28 in reply to "RE[14]: Big picture..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

There isn't a cost.

Why don't you actually read?

That last part — about the fee structure for internet broadcasts — has already been amended. The MPEG-LA recently announced that internet streaming would not be charged. That does not mean that H.264 is royalty-free for all users. In particular, encoders (like the one that processes video uploaded to YouTube) and decoders (like the one included in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9) are still subject to licensing fees.


http://diveintohtml5.info/video.html#licensing

You are wrong.

Edited 2013-03-27 15:32 UTC

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RE[16]: Big picture...
by galvanash on Wed 27th Mar 2013 22:49 in reply to "RE[15]: Big picture..."
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

Again... Not everyone wants to only offer streaming, and not everyone wants to give their shit away...

So as you are so fond of doing:

IT IS ONLY FREE IF YOU ONLY OFFER STREAMING AND YOU DO NOT CHARGE FOR YOUR CONTENT!

Which is what I said like 10 posts ago. Twice.

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