Finally the patent of MPEG 2 disappeared

Last one that remained in the United States on February 13, 2018MPEG2The expiration of the patent on patents.

MPEG-2 Patent List

MPEG 2 is the video format developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and is the most common video standard widely used for television broadcasting, DVD and other media. MPEG LA in the patent pool that manages MPEG 2 patents updated the MPEG - 2 patent list, revealed that the last patents remaining in the US on February 13, 2018 have expired.

Following "AC-3" and "MP3" which had already been patented, the fact that the patent right of MPEG 2, the leading role in supporting digital content, has disappeared seems to be a historical milestone for digital contents.

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Due to the annihilation of MPEG 2 patent rights, the free software using these patents is no longer obliged to pay the license fee, and since there is no worry that pursuit of responsibility for patent infringement will be pursued, the use of MPEG 2 in software There is a possibility that it will be reviewed again. About the annihilation of the MPEG 2 patent, a welcome voice such as "I became the best Valentine's Day" on the net and "I can produce the built-in tuner without license fee together with the expiration of AC-3" It is.

In the United States, the patent expired MPEG 2, but "In the Philippines and Malaysia the patent rights are still survivingCare must be exercised in that point.

in Note,   Software, Posted by darkhorse_log