Read this: Royalty-free MPEG video codec ups the ante for Googles WebM/VP8 | Technology | guardian.co.uk
Summary: Mueller has been following the ups and downs of software patents on the web closely for a long time. Here's his latest, used with permission, on VP8, Google's video codec, and H.264, the widely used encoding system. MPEG defines standards, and those can be royalty-free or royalty-bearing, depending on what the owners of the essential patents agree upon in each case. - guardian.co.ukRead full article: Royalty-free MPEG video codec ups the an…
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