I make Youtube videos. I'm a beginner filmmaker.
Recently, I read some articles and some posts on the internet that suggests that if you're using a camera that uses H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and you're making videos for commercial gain, then you have to pay royalties to MPEG-LA (or you have to get licenses - I didn't completely get that).
I read the license files that these posts/articles mentioned and it has something to say about using the software for personal and non-commercial uses only.
Does anyone have knowledge about these things? Maybe I'm not understanding it correctly.
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Everything you upload to youtube is reencoded by youtube. Nobody will know you uploaded an h.264 video. In any case youtube's h.264 license probably covers you.
If you are selling h.264 videos directly to users you may need a license.
Last edited by jagabo; 27th Aug 2019 at 08:37.
Besides, who really cares, let them try and sue you, what will they get? A pack of gum? LOL.