An Anonymous Coward writes:
MP3 decoding was already free and got recently included in Fedora. But now, encoding is also free according to Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS: "On April 23, 2017, Technicolor's mp3 licensing program for certain mp3 related patents and software of Technicolor and Fraunhofer IIS has been terminated." The Wikipedia MP3 article confirms that.
So, do you still use an MP3 library or have you switched to another format or means of listening to music such as (spying built-in) streaming services?
It's called exaggeration, but since you insist upon pedantry, Pandora streams songs with English vocals. There are 467,182,551 people who speak English. That's your 0.5 billion right there, and the rest of the world don't want to hear what Pandora offers.
Hi there, Canadian here.
We actually *used* to have access to Pandora when it started up, but then ... lawyers.