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Re: MPEG in general Was: Is anyone packaging `lame' ?

On Saturday 08 Jan 2005 12:56, Bartosz Fenski aka fEnIo wrote:

> > > It's all encumbered with patents.  Encoders *and* decoders.
> >
> > Encoders only, not decoders. Decoders for anything probably cannot be
> > patented.
> Really? AFAIR every producent of mobile mp3 player had to pay patent
> grants, to be able to distribute his device.

And every set top box manufacturer pays for their MPEG-2 (or MPEG-4) licenses. 
Obviously their legal departments should have just asked Andrew Suffield and 
saved themselves the bother.

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