AV1 and the Video Wars of 2027 – The Mozilla Blog

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This post was originally published on Mozilla’s Hacks blog. The year is 2029. It’s been two years since the start of the Video Wars, and there’s no end in sight. It’s hard to believe how deranged things have become on earth. People are going crazy because they can’t afford web video fees – and there’s not much else to do. The world’s media giants have irrevocably twisted laws and governments to protect their incredibly lucrative franchise: the right to own their intellectual property for all time. It all started decades ago, with an arcane compression…

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