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Five companies (8x8 Inc., British Telecom, Dolby, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft eV, Polycom, and UB Video) announced licensing terms

$US 15K initial fee (hardship terms for small orgs; waived for small deployments as defined below)

No fees for small deployments (<50k devices & <0.5M$ revenue/yr) “Encoder/Decoder” fees

  • 25¢ per device for encoding and/or “permanent” decoding implementations (one price, even if multiple encoders and/or decoders implemented in the device); 0.25¢ for temporary decoder lasting no more than 30 programs/30 days

  • Enterprise device fee cap: $2.5M for most products; additional $4M for PC SW also installed by OEMs

“Replication” fees

  • 2.5¢ per 90+ minute title for permanent sale of content

  • 1.5¢ per 31 to 89 minute title for permanent sale of content

  • 0.5¢ per 30- minute title for permanent sale of content

  • 0.25¢ per (any length) title for temporary/pay-per-view content

  • Replication fees are not capped

T. Wiegand: H.264/MPEG4-AVC Application & Deployment Status

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