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Old 23rd October 2018, 04:48   #55
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Originally Posted by DJ Egg View Post

All mp3 patents expired and lame_enc.dll 3.99.5 is included in the package.

Wait, what?!

I went to the Fraunhofer website and they said that even though the core mp3 codec functions had unrenewed patents there were still some non-core stuff still patended that mp3 relies on. I know they dropped the licensing program for mp3 but I read further and what they wrote implied (at least to my non-legal interpretation) that you still had to contact them for licensing for new products or services. Is my interpretation wrong? Or does it mean I can now legally bundle the lame encoder with my software if I wanted to without paying or getting permission, or is it something else?
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