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posted by martyb on Thursday May 04 2017, @01:52AM   Printer-friendly
from the lets-party-like-its-1999 dept.

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?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 04 2017, @07:01AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 04 2017, @07:01AM (#504230)

    OK, we will take that as a go ahead to publish the whole thing, with your permission, whoever you are. My God Copyright Holders are such push-overs! "You will give me credit?" "Well, it is your work." OK, whore me to the extent the even some dweed in San Diego will know who I am! "Are you willing to show him your armpits? That seems to be the thing for him. No actual physical contact necessary. Seriously.