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Re: Mp3-decoders also patented?

>> Wichert Akkerman <wichert@wiggy.net> writes:

 > > What's this I hear about MP3-decoding (as opposed to encoding) being
 > > patented and Fraunhofer [...]
 > 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.

 It.  Fraunhofer is an institute (or society, whatever -- Fraunhofer
 Society for advancement of applied Research), not a person.  The
 relevant patent number is US5579430.

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