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Title    The MP3 Format is now Patent Free
Date    Thursday May 04 2017, @01:52AM
Author    martyb
from the lets-party-like-its-1999 dept.

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?

Original Submission


  1. "included in Fedora" -
  2. "Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS" -
  3. "Wikipedia MP3 article" -
  4. "Original Submission" -

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