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Re: Bug#158683: ITP: oggasm -- MP3 to Ogg converter

Michael a écrit : 

 > On Thu, Aug 29, 2002 at 09:31:39PM +0200, Fabien Penso wrote:


 > can you please post the "company statement" that is refferred here?


Here is the rest of the message. Someone got in touch with us for
http://linuxfr.org/ and this should be published tomorrow.

| Statement from Thomson Multimedia, mp3 Licensing
| In a posting appearing Tuesday August 27, 2002 on the Web site
| ?slashdot.org,? an individual cited a change in the mp3 license fee
| structure of Thomson and Fraunhofer.  The writer of the post apparently
| misread the mp3 licensing conditions, as Thomson?s mp3 licensing policy has
| not experienced any change.
| To clarify, since the beginning of our mp3 licensing program in 1995,
| Thomson has never charged a per unit royalty for freely distributed software
| decoders.  For commercially sold decoders ? primarily hardware mp3 players ?
| the per-unit royalty has always been in place since the beginning of the
| program.
| Therefore, there is no change in our licensing policy and we continue to
| believe that the royalty fees of .75 cents per mp3 player (on average
| selling over $200 dollars) has no measurable impact on the consumer
| experience.

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