"ONVIF Has Chosen Not To Enforce Their Copyright."

By: John Honovich, Published on Mar 11, 2020

ONVIF has taken a bold and highly unconventional approach, telling IPVM, "ONVIF Has Chosen Not To Enforce Their Copyright."

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In this note, we examine:

  • ONVIF's approach to trademark enforcement and conformance
  • The Milestone ONVIF Bridge case
  • The Doorbird ONVIF case
  • Why Axis is to Blame
  • Upcoming Dahua and Hikvision issues

ONVIF ********* ***********

***** **** ************* *** *** **** and *********. ** **********, **** section:

***** ***** *** *** word “*****”******** **** ** *********** with *** **** ** phrase **** ***** **** the ****** ** *******, or ****** *direct ** ******** *********, that a non-conformant ******* *** *** *** ***** *********** requirements or interoperates with other ONVIF Products. [emphasis added]

**** *********** ** **********. An ************ **** *** want ****** ** ************ their *********** ** ************* with **** ************.

********, **** ************* *** concerned **** ** **** do *** ******* ***** trademarks, **** ******** *** risk **** **** ***** lose *** *********.

Lax ***********

*******, ***** *** ***** enforced '*****' *** *****. We ******* **** ** early ** **** -**** ** ************* ****** ONVIF ***********. **** ********* ** be * ******* ** today, **** ******* ********* who *** *** **** members ** ***** ****** used *** ***** ***** in ***** *********.

Milestone ***** ******

********* *** * ******* called *** "********* ***** ******". *** ******* ** the ******* **** *** actually ******* *****. ** only ******** ***** ** ONVIF, *** *** ******** specification *** *********** ** * ********** product.

** ***** ***** ***** this ****. ***** *********:

***** *** **** ******* police **** **** ********* claim ***** ******** *** officially ********** **** ****'** not - *.*. *** products **** *** **** submitted *** ***********, ******** a *********** ** *********** and *** ****** ** the ********** ******** ****.

** ***** ** *******:

** ********* ******* * product *** '********* ***** Bridge' ** *** **** claiming ** ** **********? ONVIF ****** ********* ** use ***** ***** **** in ******* ***** **** are *** **********?

***** *********, *********:

***** *** ****** *** to ******* ***** *********.

***** ****, ********* ** in *** ***** *** it **** *** ******** of ******* ***** *** the *********** ** ******* anything ******* ** *****.

Doorbird ***** *********** ****

* *** ****** ****, another ******* **** **** the ***** ***, **** ONVIF ********* ****** ** enforce ***** *********, ** shown ****** ********* ****:

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*******, ***** **** ********* IPCamTalk ********* *** ****** but ****** ** *** a *******:

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** ********** ***** ***** what ******** **** *** ONVIF *** *** *******.

Axis ** ** *****

***** ***** ************* *** a ***** *** * voting *********, ******** **** that **** *********** ******** ONVIF. *** *******, *** ONVIF ******** *** ****** been ** **** ********. And *** ************** ********* is ******* ** ** Axis ********.

***** ** ******** ******* might ******* * ******* controlling **** ** ************ running ** *** *** benefit ** ********** *** to **** ***** ***********, the **** ******* ******* is *********** *** ** upset ** ****** ***** competitors, **** **** *********** are ***** ****** **** violate ***** ***** *** sheer ****** *****.

**** ** *** **** organization **** **** *** the ******* **** ******** the*********** ** ***** ****** sanctioned *********,******* ******** *** *********, ********* ** ******** it *** *****.

Dahua *** ********* ****** ********

*****'* ******** "*************" *********** comes * **** ****** Dahua, *********, ******, ***., lose ****** ** ******* their ******** (*** * month ***** ****** *** the **** **** *******). But *** **** **** for ***** *** ********* is ***** **** *** enforce ***** *********.

ONVIF ****** ******* *** *********

*********, ***** ****** ******* its *********. ***** ** might **** **** ** offend ******, ** ** better *** *** ******** that ********* ********** ******* their *********** *** ***** of *****.

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***** *** ****** **** of ** **** **** an ************, ** **** a ********. ** ******* the **** **** ******* bearing *** ***** *********** will **** ******** ** produce ******** *******, *** we *** **** **** usually ******* **** *** basic *********, **** **** complex ******* ** ************ often ****** ******* ********.

***** ** **** *******, IMO, ** ****** * standards **** *** *********** protocol **** ** ******** sufficiently ** ********* *******, and ** **** *** ability ** ***** ************* to ****** ******, ** remove ***** ********* **** their ********.

* **** **** ***** has **** * ***** ship **** *** *****. In *** ********* ***** were *** **********, *** they *** *** *** benefits ** ******* *** ship ** ***** ********** benefit. ***, ** *** seeing **** ********** ***** to ******* **** *** ride *** ****, *** not **** ** **** very ****, ** ** all, **** ** **** of ***** ****** *** the ****.

*** ***** ** ******** to ****?

** **, **** ******* an **** ***, *** must **** ***** ******* law ** *** “*” when ********* ** *** get **** ******* *******.

**** ******* *** ***** car, ********, ******* ***** and ******* ** *** passing **** *** ********* acceptable (*** *** ******** rate *** ******** **** spike ************ ******)! *** to **** **** ****!

******* **** *** ********* about ****** ** **** was * ********** ********** between **** *** *****? Question *** ******* ** you ****, *** ** it * ********** ********? Are **** *** **** principles ** *********** ******* to ********* ************ ** are ***** **** *********** differences ** ***** *****?

***** ** ******** ******* might ******* * ******* controlling **** ** ************ running ** *** *** benefit ** ********** *** to **** ***** ***********, the **** ******* ******* is *********** *** ** upset ** ****** ***** competitors...

******** ** *********, ****** one?

**** ** ***** - look ***** *** *** manufacturers **** *** ***** the ***** ***** - and ******* **** ******* - ** **** ********* base **** ******* *** integrators/consultant’s **** **** **********... it ****’* **** **** for **** ** ****** irrelevant.
***** ********** * *** of ********* (*** **** profiles), *** ******* *** IP ****** ***** *** of *** “**** ****” previously ******* ** ***** camera *** *** ************ sharing *** ******* ****** drivers **** **** * disaster ** ******** *** update.
***** - **** *** those ************ **** *** doing *** ***** ***** and ******* **** **********.

**’* ***** **** * see ***** *** ****** put ***** ** ***** boxes *** *******. ** theory ***** *** ****** put ***** ** ***** products, ***** ***** ******** should **** ** **** same **** *****? *** I ***** ** *****’* matter ****** ***** ***** won’t ** ******** ***** it.

*** ****** *** ***** on ***** ********

** *******, ********* ******** and ******** **** **** previously **** ******** ********** will ******. *** ***** will ** (*) *** products ******, ** ***, and (*) *** ******** versions ****** ** **** conformant. *******, ***** ******** new ******** ******** ** be ****** *** *********** but *****, **** **** other ******, ***** ** ignore **** ***-***********.

****** **** *** *** clarification.

***** *** ** ******** if **** ** *** want ** ****. * suggest **** ***** ********* about ****.

***** *** ** ******** if **** ** *** want ** ****

*********, *** ** *** think ***** *** ** replaced? * ** *** saying ** ****** ** shouldn't, * **** ***'* see *** ********* ** would ** *** * critical **** ** ********* to ******* ****.

*** **** ********** * have ***** ** * Chinese ***** *** **** skeptical ** **** ******* traction ******* ***-******* ********* who ******* **** ** adversarial ************ ** ****. Even **** *************, * would ** ********* ** Dahua *** ********* ***** work ******** ** ****, e.g. **** ****** **** other ** ** ****** 'standards'.

* ***** ** ********* if ***** *** ********* would **** ******** ** that, *.*. **** ****** each ***** ** ** analog '*********'.

****** **** *** **** together ** *** *** on ****** **, **?

**** ******** ** *** end ** ****** **, no?

**? ***** ********* ** promote ***:

* **** ********/ ** standard ***** **** **** an ********** ***** ** view *** ****** ***** that *** ******* **** work *** *** **** are ******** **.

** ***** **** *** enforce **** ********** ***** standard **** ** ********* as ** **** **.

** *** ** *** with "** ** ** ONVIF **** ** ****?"

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