[whatwg] The issue of interoperability of the <video> element
Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves
justivo at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 05:21:31 PDT 2007
According to Wikipedia,
"AT&T is trying to sue companies such as Apple Inc. over alleged
MPEG-4 patent infringement."
I would be fascinated to see a statement from Apple, Inc. regarding this.
It's also quite interesting that different portions of MPEG-4,
including different sections of video and audio are licensed
separately, so what this means is that any vendor willing to support
MPEG-4 for <video> and <audio> has to locate every patent holder and
Oh, and will you look at this, Apple, Inc. holds one the patents! US
6,134,243 . So Apple gets money for every single license sold.
How nice. They are attempting to lock vendors into MPEG-4 and get
money from licenses in the process. Apple, Inc. is no better than
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