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AOMedia addresses critics, targets 2020 for AV1 domination

One perception of the Alliance for Open Media is that of an aggressive body comprising technology and internet behemoths intent on disruptive monopolization of the entertainment industry; another is that advanced codecs should be a commodity. What we don’t expect to hear is how the royalty free AV1 patent licensing group is on the ultra-defensive, having set up a World Council and Legal Defense Fund – preparing for all manner of sticky situations which may arise from the plethora of patented intellectual property within the alliance. According to AOMedia’s Executive Director Gabe Frost, of Microsoft, the idea is for every member of the alliance to sign a patent agreement before joining, applying the same policy as the W3C (World Wide…

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