[Ffmpeg-devel] Legal questions...

Benjamin Larsson banan
Tue Oct 4 16:57:29 CEST 2005

Michel Bardiaux wrote:

> Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
>> [...]
>> No. European companies in European countries also pay royalties. We may
>> not have official software patents in Europe, most of the countries
>> still have them at a national level one way or another (sad but true).
>> Better get used to it: MPEG *is* owned by companies. You *do* owe them
>> royalties, through MPEG-LA. If you don't want that, don't use MPEG.
>> Cheers,
>> Ronald
> MPEG-LA does not mention anything regarding MPEG-1, not even MPEG-1
> audio/level-III, a.k.a. mp3. What's the patent situation on these?
http://www.mp3licensing.com should answer that question.

Benjamin Larsson

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