[icecast] [firstname.lastname@example.org: [vorbis] mp3pro and the mp3 streaming license]
Sean /The RIMBoy/
sean at rimboy.com
Sat Jun 9 12:31:58 PDT 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?
A flute with no holes is not a flute. A donut with no hole is a danish.
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