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Re: Is anyone packaging `lame' ?

>> You deleted the part about the patent on a transmission system
>> involving compression.  The relevant European patents are EP 0400755,
>> EP 0402973, EP 0599824 and EP 0660540.

> as current EU legislation explicitly forbids software-patents[1] none of 
> those are currently legal.

Quite a few European companies which have licensed those patents seem
to disagree.

> [1] In article 52 of the European Patent Convention of 1973 it is
> stated that mathematical methods, intellectual methods, business
> methods, computer programs, presentation of information etc are not
> inventions in the sense of patent law

Unfortunately, Article 52 doesn't state that these things cannot
infringe any patent claims, which is the more important thing for us.

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