Google builds WebM patent pool of its own to fight back against MPEG-LA

26 04 2011

April 26, 2011

Taking a leaf from MPEG-LA’s playbook, Google has announced the WebM Community Cross-License Initiative, a consortium of companies that agree to share any patents that those companies may hold that are relevant to the WebM video format, and in particular the VP8 video compression algorithm. True to Google’s ambitions for the format, the shared patents are all available on a royalty-free basis, both to consortium members and anyone else that wants to implement WebM.


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