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Libre Video exists to advocate and promote solutions to the very serious issues content creators are facing today.

Software patents, amongst other things, have made it increasingly difficult for filmmakers, videographers, and other content creators to have a full say in what they may do with their created works.  This is due in large part to the entrenched nature of certain video technologies, such as the MPEG-2 and H.264 video codecs.  These codecs and many others require licensing fees for commercial and/or public usage as well as for distribution.

It is hoped that, through the efforts of the Libre Video community and project, a solution can be found which would not make the content that we produce subject to licensing fees.

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