[vorbis] mp3pro and the mp3 streaming license
jack at icecast.org
Sat Jun 9 08:48:40 PDT 2001
> I agree that the prices are accessible (it's even free for
> non-comercial usage), but the problem with licenses
> is that they can *change* - so if there's no real competition
> like Ogg Vorbis or WMA, the prices can go 10x up...
I don't. Let's do the math.
To pay for the music for a non-commercial station is $250-$500 a year.
To pay for the format is $2k??!?!?!?!
Give me a break!
The artists are getting paid less than the technology guys, and that's
$2000 is the minimum, which means that you have to be making $100,000
just to make that the 'minimum'.
For a company streaming, it's not a lot of money, but I think that's the
wrong way to focus on the issue.
THE ARTISTS ARE GETTING PAID MUCH MUCH LESS THAN 2%.
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