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

Asymmetric asym at rfnj.org
Sat Jun 9 19:43:33 UTC 2001

At 13:28 6/9/2001 -0600, you wrote:

>Do you have any ads on your site?  That's probably streaming related


>Do you list on shoutcast.com?  There's definately stremaing related
>revenue there.

Yes, but the revenue is not coming to me.

>Do you broadcast through live365?  DEFINATELY streaming related revenue.

See above.

>Maybe you won't have to pay, but someone is going to eat 2% in most

I agree with that much of it, but that doesn't seem to me like such a "bad" 
deal.  I applaud the vorbis effort, don't get me wrong, but I don't think 
it's evil for Frauhofer/IIS to charge people who want to use their 
technology if they're using it for profit.  It may be ugly and unsavory, 
but it's nothing to get terribly upset over.  I think it'd be far more 
outrageous if they did decide to charge those of us that just stream for 
free, totally out of pocket.

At the very least, it'll be interesting to see if Frauhofer sues the RIAA 
members over providing (for pay) mp3s on the internet.. and if they could 
make a case that the sales generated in stores are a direct result of the 
wide dispersal pattern of the mp3s.  I don't like to see one person suing 
another over anything, but it'd be a good laugh to watch the RIAA take it 
in the arse. ;)

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