[theora] Fwd: VP8

Dave Johnson davefilms.us at gmail.com
Sat May 22 20:09:51 PDT 2010

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> From: "Tom O'Reilly" <TOreilly at mpegla.com>
> Date: May 22, 2010 6:31:50 PM CDT
> To: "Dave Johnson" <davefilms.us at gmail.com>
> Cc: "Info-web" <Info-web at mpegla.com>
> Subject: RE: VP8
> Dear Mr. Johnson,
> Thank you for writing.  We appreciate hearing from you and the
> opportunity to address your question.
> MPEG LA provides pool licenses for many different video codecs such as
> AVC/H.264, MPEG-2, VC-1 and MPEG-4 Part 2.  We do not advocate for one
> over another; rather, we provide one-stop licenses for the convenience
> of video providers and users who make choices among them.  
> Therefore, our announcement of interest in providing a license for VP8
> is not a matter of protecting our revenue stream from other codecs (many
> of which are used in parallel).  To the extent patent rights held by
> many patent holders are necessary for VP8, they need to be dealt with
> whether or not MPEG LA offers a license.  Our interest is in pooling
> them so they may be made available for the convenience of users on the
> same terms under a single license as an alternative to the present
> fragmented way that necessitates individual negotiations with many
> different patent holders.   If we succeed, what it can mean is that
> there will be a more efficient way for the market to access VP8 patent
> rights, and that translates into broader adoption of VP8 for video
> providers and consumers like you who choose to use it in providing and
> receiving video services.
> If you have additional questions, please let me know.  I will be glad to
> answer them.
> Best regards,
> Tom O'Reilly
> Manager Research and Public Relations
> Tel: (303) 200-1710
> Email: toreilly at mpegla.com
> Web: www.mpegla.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Johnson [mailto:davefilms.us at gmail.com] 
> Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 11:55 PM
> To: Info-web
> Subject: VP8
> Just how would MPEG LA benefit me? How can MPEG LA be good for me? webM
> with VP8 is a threat to your income apparently. 

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