6 Things You Should Know About Open Video & Open Standards

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It is very exciting to see the “Open Video” movement taking off and finding voice with the upcoming Open Video Conference. This well-earned “open breakthrough” has been a long time coming.  After all, open standards, and particularly royalty-free standards, are the very foundation of the Open Internet as we know it, and Internet leaders are… Read more »

Royalty-Free Standards Can Be America’s Broadband Advantage

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I have filed comments (available here) to the National Broadband Policy Notice of Information (09-51).  Excerpt from the executive summary: Open standards, and particularly royalty-free standards, are the very foundation of the Open Internet as we know it, and Internet leaders are vocal that open and royalty free standards are essential to its future. So… Read more »

US DTV Patent Royalties Range From $24 to $40

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Filings last week in the CUT FATT proceeding at the US FCC on patent overcharging in the US digital TV transition claim that royalty demands for US ATSC-standard television receivers range from $24.10 to $40.10, depending on the size of the TV receiver. The numbers in the table to the right appeared in the Reply… Read more »