[icecast] [thomas at arkena.com: [vorbis] mp3pro and the mp3 streaming license]

Sean /The RIMBoy/ sean at rimboy.com
Sat Jun 9 19:31:58 UTC 2001

On Sat, 9 Jun 2001, Asymmetric wrote:

> 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.

Alright, so I don't charge for the stream.  Does not the sales of
advertisement go against this statement, in particular that last line?  I
might not charge, but I charge advertisers.  Technically the stream is not
"free" then is it not?  I realize this is a fine line (splitting hairs),
but does anyone honestly think Thompson is going to let people making
money on something that is free to consumers stand?  


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