Proposed licensing fees for the use of MPEG-4, the latest standard in video compression, have suppliers of streaming media technologies questioning whether they will be able to support the new standard.

MPEG LA, a licensing body for 18 patent holders of MPEG technology, is considering charging licensees 25 cents for every MPEG-4 product used. But major suppliers of streaming media on the internet say the proposed terms will have to be renegotiated—or the technology is doomed to fail.

According to a recent press release, Apple Computer said it will not

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