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Re: XMMS and the new MP3 patent terms



On Thu, Aug 29, 2002 at 06:44:24AM -0500, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> Hmmm, if my memory serves, it was the Good Old USA that until the late
> 1800s or so did not recognize patents from Europe or elsewhere.  Only later, 
> under pressure from European nations, did the USA change its stance.
> Now I guess the sauce doesn't go down as well...

Way, way off topic, but IIRC the American government ignored foreign
patents under duress *from the industries involved* because they didn't
want to pay money to British companies.

-rob

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