Re: [rtcweb] Proposed Video Selection Process

Justin Uberti <juberti@google.com> Fri, 22 November 2013 02:19 UTC

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From: Justin Uberti <juberti@google.com>
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Stefan Wenger posted a fairly detailed analysis of the H.263 situation,
which I think also applies to MPEG-2.

TL;DR: no, because patents.
On Nov 21, 2013 6:11 PM, "Basil Mohamed Gohar" <basilgohar@librevideo.org>;
wrote:

> 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
> >
> >> On Nov 21, 2013, at 6:00 PM, Basil Mohamed Gohar <
> basilgohar@librevideo.org>; wrote:
> >>
> >>> 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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