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Thanks for the post Grubert!
Seems like the discussions in MPEG-LA have broken down, causing this seperate spin off. Problem with it is that it does not include patents from other companies (Samsung comes to mind) so an implementor is left having to figure out how to get a license for the rest of the bits.
It is also quite expensive as today's standards go. As a way of reference, an MPEG-4 AVC patent is only 35 cents or so and goes down from there with maximum caps. FYI, one would have to pay for all the codecs, and current red laser DVD fees on top of it.
And 11 cents per disc? That is quite high. Wonder what the reaction of the studios is.