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Re: AAC audio patent questions

Rippit the Ogg Frog <rippit@oggfrog.com>
> Yet VLC (http://www.videolan.org/) both plays and creates AAC files.  Is 
> this because there are no software patents where it is developed in 
> France, because they have a license, or because there is an exception 
> for Open Source software?

I don't know of patents covering AAC, but as I understand it, France
does not have software patents.  Maybe vlc-devel can tell you more about
their approach.

If you are worried by patents, I strongly suggest either seeking
professional legal advice, or supporting the patent-free formats.
Why would anyone want to support a format possibly patented anyway?
Many of these patent holders will pull the trigger without a moment's
pause, so don't give them more ammunition.
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