Maybe Time for a media iso

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Wed Jan 10 20:23:49 UTC 2007

On Mi, 2007-01-10 at 20:37 +0100, Carsten Aulbert wrote:
> 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.
yes it is royality free ... distributing the codec on a CD without
paying the patent fee to fraunhofer is not ...

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