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Aug 03, 2009, 14:01 (3 Talkback[s])
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"The current licensing terms do not require this, but the license is due to be renegotiated in 2010 and we can guess how that will turn out, based on Jan Ozer’s conversation with Allen Harkness, director of licensing for MPEG LA:

"“When I spoke with Harkness, he stated that the patent group hadn’t yet decided the license provisions for internet broadcast, or even if there would be a license, though he conceded that it would make little sense for the patent group to forego this revenue. The only thing certain is that the royalty provisions must be announced by January 2010 for royalties that would be payable the following year.â€"

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