On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 04:51:22PM +0000, M. Drew Streib wrote: > On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 09:42:44PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote: > > Oh, sorry, my bad I wasn't paying attention. Debian includes mp3 decoders > > too; there's been rumours and mild scaremongering about whether mp3 > > decoding has been patented, but nothing definite. OTOH, there has been > It is definite. mp3 decoders also require licensing. What's definite is that Fraunhofer want to make as much money as possible. What's likewise definite is that they have patents on mp3 encoding. > http://mp3licensing.com/royalty/index.html That they're willing to take your money for writing a decoder isn't highly indicative of whether you need to, and they're probably the least unbiassed source of information on the topic. Cheers, aj -- Anthony Towns <email@example.com> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/> I don't speak for anyone save myself. GPG signed mail preferred. ``If you don't do it now, you'll be one year older when you do.''
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