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Re: HTML5 Last Call May 2011 & DASH/Adaptive Streaming

From: Cyril Concolato <cyril.concolato@telecom-paristech.fr>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:48:31 +0100
Message-ID: <4D88C4CF.5010106@telecom-paristech.fr>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
CC: "public-web-and-tv@w3.org" <public-web-and-tv@w3.org>

Le 16/02/2011 08:29, Silvia Pfeiffer a écrit :
> And MPEG-4 systems still has a patent pool, even though licenses are
> not offered any more.
> http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/M4S/Pages/Intro.aspx
For those interested, I've set up a page describing a bit more the MPEG-4 Systems patent pool, just to clarify what/how many patents are really relevant to the MP4 Container format. The web page is here:
Of course, I'm no lawyer and this page carries only my interpretation. It’s worth no more than that, but still might be helpful for some discussions. If you think it's missing information or has incorrect information let me know and I'll fix it asap.


> Best Regards,
> Silvia.
>> For "streaming technologies", it is my hope that DASH will be Royalty-Free and some companies have already stated that intention in respect of their IPR.
>> This is a very different state of affairs from codecs such as H.264, for example.
>> ...Mark
>>> So, I'd be surprised if any agreement was reached within the HTML
>>> Working Group on those topics. I can't imagine a different conclusion
>>> that the H.264/Theora discussion at this point. In any case, as Glenn
>>> alluded to, HTML has been technology neutral since the beginning. Unless
>>> I'm mistaken, we don't require implementations to support a specific
>>> image format.
>>> Philippe

Cyril Concolato
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