Re: Just the usual rant: Debian VS legal problems (MPlayer, xine, libavcodec)
On Mon, 27 Jan 2003, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Jan 2003 00:10:41 +0100
> Gabucino <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Dear List.
> > As some of you stated, xine in Debian doesn't include illegal parts. I
> > have to assure you it _DOES_ . Take a look at libxine1.deb :
> > I'm waiting for your comments.
> I assume you mean illegal in the US ?
> Debian used to maintain a non-US branch for stuff that had legal
> problems in the US
There are several MPEG-4 patents in European countries and Japan.
Check out http://www.mpegla.com/mpeg4v/m4v_patentlist.html.