[icecast] [thomas at arkena.com: [vorbis] mp3pro and the mp3 streaming license]
asym at rfnj.org
Sat Jun 9 19:24:55 UTC 2001
At 09:52 6/9/2001 -0600, you wrote:
>You should post this hear, as it's just as relevant ;)
>Hey guys, how do you feel now that you all owe Thompson $2k per year?
>Vorbis look more interesting now :)
>It's really disgusting how the technology is now worth more than the
It should be noted that this fee applies only if you are delivering in mp3
format "for profit." If you're doing it for free, you don't have to pay
them a dime.. from the quoted URL...
"If MP3 is used for free distribution on the Internet, we will not charge
royalties," he says. But "if people monetize, the inventors should have
their fair share," he adds.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm not charging anything. As
mentioned, the royalties to record labels still stand if you don't follow
the rules, but this will be true regardless of the format
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