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MPEGLA Announces H.264 To Remain Royalty-Free (For Free Content) Until 2016

[This is a good thing][link], for now, but licensing-wise H.264 is actually probably *worse* than Flash. It works great with a hardware decoder, but why should I trust the MPEGLA to not pull the rug out from under the internet in 6 years? Of note: The 2016 deadline only applies to “Internet Video that is Free to End Users.” Who gets to define “free?”

The press release should’ve been subtitled “Your Move, Adobe.”

[link]: http://www.mpegla.com/main/Pages/Media.aspx “MPEG LA – The Standard for Standards – Media”

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