Wednesday, February 03, 2010

MPEG LA will continue not to charge Royalties on H.264 for Internet Video

MPEG LA, the organization that holds and licenses several patents relating to H.264 announced it will continue not to charge royalties for Internet Video that is free to end users (known as Internet Broadcast AVC Video) during the next License term from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2016. Products and services other than Internet Broadcast AVC Video continue to be royalty-bearing, and royalties to apply during the next term will be announced before the end of 2010.

MPEG LA's AVC Patent Portfolio License provides access to essential patent rights for the AVC/H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) digital video coding standard.

For more information about MPEG LA’s AVC License see: AVC/H.264 Introduction

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