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Re: MP3 decoder packaged with XMMS

Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Another example from the multimedia area are the patents on MPEG-2/4/H.264
> > held and actively enforced by the MPEG LA (licensing association) and the
> > many packages in Debian that support MPEG-2/4/H.264 (and all of them support
> > MP3 as well):
> Do you have any references regarding the enforcement of these patents?

MPEG-LA announced a lawsuit against Sagem in May 2004:
followed by a settlement in March 2005:

Earlier, in November 2000, Compaq was sued:

Arnoud Engelfriet, Dutch patent attorney - Speaking only for myself
Patents, copyright and IPR explained for techies: http://www.iusmentis.com/

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