2009: Patents and their effect on Standards: Open video codecs for HTML5

S. Pfeiffer “Patents and their effect on Standards: Open video codecs for HTML5“, International Free and Open Source Software Law Review, Vol 1, No 2 (2009)

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Abstract

HTML5 is an updated version of the hypertext markup language that has been empowering the World Wide Web for the last 20 years. One of the things that HTML5 introduces is a element, which make video content as simple to include into Web pages as images. Similar to the issues that had to be overcome with the introduction of the tag in 1993, we are now facing the issue of a common baseline codec for the element

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