Nokia defies Google over WebM video standard, guarding VP8 codec patents

Nokia defies Google over WebM video standard, guarding VP8 codec patents

Nokia has explicitly ruled out licensing a set of video patents under royalty-free or FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) terms, potentially blocking efforts by Google to make its VP8 codec, part of the broader WebM project, a worldwide standard. In a submission to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) , one of the international bodies responsible for administering web standards, the Finnish company lists 64 patents and 22 pending applications that it claims are relevant to VP8 and makes it clear that it will not be willing to give Google — or any other interested party — a free ride. VP8 was originally developed by On2 Technologies The move comes barely two weeks after Google entered into a licensing agreement… Continue reading…

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