Kind of ironic that I just posted the other day asking what the difference was between these audio formats - and today I read this:
Big technology companies using the MP3 format could be hit with a barrage of legal claims after Microsoft was fined more than $1.5bn (£800m) by a San Diego court in a move that cast confusion over the future of digital downloads.
The US software group was yesterday instructed to pay two awards of $760m to telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent, after being found guilty of infringing patents for the technology used to play digital music.
Full story here
Kinda interesting really - I wonder if such licensing battles increase if some of the large player companies may start trying to push something like .ogg more? Hmmmm.