[vorbis-dev] patents and separate entropy coding

Segher Boessenkool segher at wanadoo.nl
Fri Dec 15 19:54:02 PST 2000

> BTW, my personal feeling is that the FhG patents are *not* generally
> overbroad (however, I feel differently about the 'obvious to anyone
> with half a brain' criteria on a few).

I agree. Their patents are quite specific. Almost any codec which
is not mp3, is not covered by their patent; and even most mp3
encoders, which are not derived from their code, or the ISO
example code, are not.

Of course, they claim otherwise...



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