Patent issues

TRUDEF™ fractal technology is based on the original patents 4,941,193 and 5,065,447 granted to Michael Barnsley/Iterated Systems Inc. and does not fall under any of the patent controversies effecting H.264 and other DCT based MPEG compression methods.

Patent Fight Ahead: MPEG LA Is Gunning for WebM

MPEG LA ready to escalate codec war against Google, WebM

The use of FFmpeg in commercial applications is also restricted by the MPEG LA Patent Pool.

FFmpeg Legal Notice

Q: Is it perfectly alright to incorporate the whole FFmpeg core into my own commercial product?

A: You might have a problem here. There have been cases where companies have used FFmpeg in their products. These companies found out that once you start trying to make money from patented technologies, the owners of the patents will come after their licensing fees. Notably, MPEG LA is vigilant and diligent about collecting for MPEG-related technologies."

TRUDEF™ fractal technology predates any patents currently enforced by the MPEG LA Patent Pool and there are no restrictions on widespread distribution in all digital video markets.