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January 25, 2010

H.264 patents outside the US

I've seen a number of comments recently along the lines of "I'm in Europe, so the H.264 patents don't apply to me; why are you not letting me have a browser that plays my Youtube videos?" So I took a look at the list of patents on H.264. Or rather, the first 6 pages of the 43 page list. Excluding the US, there are relevant patents granted in at least the following countries:

I wasn't reading very carefully; I'd be suprised if I didn't miss a few, or if a few more don't come later in the list somewhere.

Posted by bzbarsky at January 25, 2010 10:47 PM