From: Paul Kelly (longword at domain indigo.ie)
Date: Wed 28 Apr 1999 - 13:18:04 IST
Vincent Cunniffe wrote:
> Speaking of MP3's, Apple just bought the rights to the codec.
I don't think that's true. Apple have *licensed* the MP3 codec which is
quite different to actually owning the rights. That honour still belongs
to Thompson and the Fraunhofer Institute.
> Mind you, Fraunhofer weren't too bad with source releases and
> licensing either.
Fraunhofer want a minimum of $15,000 a year from anyone distributing an
encoder that they wrote themselves without reference to the Fraunhofer
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