Re: [rtcweb] Proposed Video Selection Process

Basil Mohamed Gohar <basilgohar@librevideo.org> Fri, 22 November 2013 02:11 UTC

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Patents can last longer than 17 years.

http://patents.stackexchange.com/questions/312/how-long-are-software-patents-valid

On 11/21/2013 09:05 PM, David Singer wrote:
> Ok, even though the standard issued in early 1996, more than 17 years ago?
> 
> Sent from my iPad
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>> On Nov 21, 2013, at 6:00 PM, Basil Mohamed Gohar <basilgohar@librevideo.org>; wrote:
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>>> On 11/21/2013 08:23 PM, David Singer wrote:
>>>
>>> Can someone remind me why classic H.263 (with possibly the minor tweaks for picture size limits etc.) is problematic?
>>
>> For exactly the same reasons H.264 (for some) and VP8 (for others) - IPR
>> issues due to not being old enough for anything patented in the standard
>> to be guaranteed to have expired.
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