Maybe Time for a media iso

Carsten Aulbert carsten at
Wed Jan 10 19:37:07 UTC 2007

Oliver Grawert wrote:

> you can do that if you live on the moon or mars or anywhere else where
> patent lawyers dont get you ;) its simply illegal to promote mp3
> decoding without paying for the patent. lots of the codecs have similar
> problems ... 

I might be wrong, but at least in the case of mp3 I'm pretty sure, that
decoding is royalty free (moneywise), only encoding to mp3 is a problem.

For most other codecs it's the same, decoding is free to promote it,
encoding is the way to get revenue.



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