Jeremy Katz (katzj) wrote,
Jeremy Katz

Who says the mp3 patents aren't enforced?

One of the common things that has come up about Fedora for as long as Fedora has existed has been "why doesn't Fedora ship mp3 support?". We've been pretty up-front about the patented status, but often, this is still met by questions about if the patents really matter or are enforced.

Well, for the doubters, see what happened at CeBIT, where there was not just one, but over 50 cases of companies with devices infringing on patents and being busted for it. And apparently, most of those cases were over mp3.
Tags: fedora, patents

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