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Re: Mp3-decoders also patented?

Previously Sunnanvind Briling Fenderson wrote:
> What's this I hear about MP3-decoding (as opposed to encoding) being
> patented and Fraunhofer only allowing non-commercial use, requiring a
> fee otherwise? (I thought this was the reason why the original mpg123
> only allowed non-commercial use.)

He claims to have a patent, but as far as I know nobody has ever seen
a patent number so things are a bit vague.


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