[icecast] Legal issues
giles at xiph.org
Wed Apr 21 21:16:46 UTC 2004
On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 10:52:38PM +0200, Jack Moffitt wrote:
> > Does it matter if the stream is mp3 or ogg?
> No. It could be WAV, FLAC, or some 2-bit per sample mono format where
> the music is unrecognizable. You'd still have to pay the royalties.
It DOES matter if it's mp3. You have to pay the publisher royalties
regardless, but in addition, there's a 2% royalty for webcasting in the
mp3 format, with a $2000 annual minnumum.
See http://mp3licensing.com/royalty/emd.html for the official info.
Ogg Vorbis, wav, and flac are free by design and do not require this
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