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Re: what's the story on MPEG-1 video and audio layer 1,2 licensing?

On Mon, Oct 25, 2004 at 11:20:07PM -0400, Tim Olsen wrote:
> Hello.  I researching why MPEG-1 video and audio layers 1 and 2 do not
> require any royalty payments.  I have been googling for the past hour
> and haven't been able to come up with any concrete explanation
> (although it may just be that my google skills are not up to snuff).
> I am guessing that MPEG-1 video and audio layers 1 and 2 are patented.
>  Is it just that the none of the MPEG companies have looked to collect
> any royalties?

Pretty much. Nobody really cares about those technologies any more.

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