Know Your Rights: H.264, patent licensing, and you -- Engadget
"Yes, but it's not as bad as it seems. First off, we've directly asked MPEG-LA whether or not using an H.264 camera simply to shoot video for a commercial purpose requires a license, and the answer is no. We've also asked whether an end user watching H.264 videos would ever have to pay or be licensed, and the answer to that question is also no. Yes, the license terms are worded poorly, but those are the answers straight from the patent horse's mouth. Everyone can breathe again, 'kay?"
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Thanks... I am not sure I understand the arrogant and patronizing tone of the article, but it certainly helps us all understand a bit more.