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Re: Google and MPEG LA Announce Agreement Covering VP8 Video Format

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2013 15:03:18 -0700
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+fbyEsAPmSa_Pg54D4_6F3DfujokEfh9vJVN7iOm1og3A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 11:53 AM, Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>wrote:

> Glenn Adams:
> > On the other hand, if Google were to grant a sub-license to the W3C and
> the
> > Web Community that meets the W3C PP, then that might be sufficient cause
> to
> > re-open this issue.
> "The arrangement with MPEG LA and 11 patent owners grants a license to
> Google and allows Google to sublicense any techniques that may be
> essential to VP8 and are owned by the patent owners; we may sublicense
> those techniques to any VP8 user on a royalty-free basis. The techniques
> may be used in any VP8 product, whether developed by Google or a third
> party or based on Google's libvpx implementation or a third-party
> implementation of the VP8 data format specification. It further provides
> for sublicensing those VP8 techniques in one successor generation to the
> VP8 video codec.
> We anticipate having the terms of our sublicense ready in the next few
> weeks. When those terms are ready we will blog about them here, so watch
> this space."
> http://blog.webmproject.org/2013/03/vp8-and-mpeg-la.html

who is "we"?

> (But we still need to protect the open web against DRM ;-)

no we don't (please take your crusade elsewhere, as this ML is not an
appropriate forum)
Received on Friday, 8 March 2013 22:04:10 UTC

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