Widevine’s “NO FEES” claim is a lie

If you browse over to widevine dot com you’ll see a

No Fees

Widevine supports the use of standards-based royalty-free solutions for encryption, adaptive streaming, transport and player software without licensing fees or required participation in the CWIP training program.

This is now the 3rd time I wrote them, and received no response.

Thanks to piracy we’ve lost over 50% ad revenue. Widevine, a Google/Alphabet company doesn’t care that people steal our work and put in on Youtube, where we have to spend unnecessary time to go through their annoying copyright claim process and deal with the negative fallout, including the reputation hit when you take down a video.
The amount of email spam when you file a copyright complaint is exceeds all limits. It’s not only annoying but also time-consuming. And sometimes people claim they have the right of “fair use” when they take 100% of our content and add it to their video. No it’s not fair use if you take 100% of our content and put it in your video. That is called theft.

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