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[whatwg] Google's use of FFmpeg in Chromium and Chrome Was: Re: MPEG-1 subset proposal for HTML5 video codec

From: Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 21:50:55 -0400
Message-ID: <e692861c0906021850v1a2363ddvc23685e74f31cfae@mail.gmail.com>
On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 9:29 PM, Daniel Berlin <dannyb at google.com> wrote:
[snip]
>> ?I would, however, get in trouble for not having paid patent
>> fees for doing so.
> No more or less trouble than you would have gotten in had you gotten
> it from ffmpeg instead of us, which combined with the fact that we do


For the avoidance of doubt,

Are you stating that when an end user obtains Chrome from Google they
do not receive any license to utilize the Google distributed FFMPEG
code to practice the patented activities essential to H.264 and/or AAC
decoding, which Google licenses for itself?
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