WebM Counters MPEG-LA’s Patent Pool with One of Their Own

Today WebM announced the WebM Community Cross-License (CCL) initiative. In a nutshell, 17 founding members have joined forces to license essential patents related to WebM technologies to other members of the CCL. The end result will be a better royalty-free codec the public and manufactures can use and it will, in theory, create a shield [...]

MPEG-LA Makes Its H.264 Codec Royalty-free to Content Producers (Mozilla Says It Doesn’t Change a Thing)

H.264 vs On2 VP8  Quality SampleThe MPEG-LA has just announced that they will never collect royalties from video producers who distribute MPEG-4 content online for free to end users encoded in the H.264 codec. As you can imagine this declaration brings a huge sigh of relief to video podcasters, budding film makers, and the like who were warned earlier this [...]