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MPEG Free Internet License Extended Past 2015

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 18:50:03 -0400
Message-ID: <4C76EF9B.1060005@arcanedomain.com>
To: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
 From [1]:

"MPEG LA announced today that its AVC Patent Portfolio License will 
continue not to charge royalties for Internet Video that is free to end 
users (known as “Internet Broadcast AVC Video”) during the entire life of 
this License. MPEG LA previously announced it would not charge royalties 
for such video through December 31, 2015 (see 
http://www.mpegla.com/Lists/MPEG%20LA%20News%20List/Attachments/226/n-10-02-02.pdf), 
and today’s announcement makes clear that royalties will continue not to be 
charged for such video beyond that time. Products and services other than 
Internet Broadcast AVC Video continue to be royalty-bearing.

MPEG LA's AVC Patent Portfolio License provides access to essential patent 
rights for the AVC/H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) digital video coding standard. In 
addition to Internet Broadcast AVC Video, MPEG LA’s AVC Patent Portfolio 
License provides coverage for devices that decode and encode AVC video, AVC 
video sold to end users for a fee on a title or subscription basis and free 
television video services. [...]"

Noah

[1] http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100825006629/en
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