Re: [rtcweb] H.264's freeness for Internet apps

Monty Montgomery <xiphmont@gmail.com> Mon, 20 August 2012 23:23 UTC

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On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 6:12 PM, Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org> wrote:
> On February 2, 2010 MPEG-LA made an announcemnt that sounded like it
> would not charge royalties for Internet video:

There had been worry that the h.264 pool would add new royalties to
the content streams themselves in 2015; The announcement was that
there would be no new royalties in 2015, not that any existing
royalties were going away.

And yes, the exact wording confused many tech reporters who took it to
mean "H.264 is free now!"

Monty