Re: AAC audio patent questions
Rippit the Ogg Frog <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Yet VLC (http://www.videolan.org/) both plays and creates AAC files. Is
> this because there are no software patents where it is developed in
> France, because they have a license, or because there is an exception
> for Open Source software?
I don't know of patents covering AAC, but as I understand it, France
does not have software patents. Maybe vlc-devel can tell you more about
If you are worried by patents, I strongly suggest either seeking
professional legal advice, or supporting the patent-free formats.
Why would anyone want to support a format possibly patented anyway?
Many of these patent holders will pull the trigger without a moment's
pause, so don't give them more ammunition.
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