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Old 02-23-2007, 12:46 PM   #1
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Speaking of .ogg vs .mp3 - .mp3 format now the center of legal battles

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.
Old 04-16-2007, 11:02 AM   #2
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It's a pity that more mp3 players don't also support OGG. Because they've got to pay to add support for MP3 or WMA (correct me if I'm wrong) but they won't provide support for a codec that costs them nothing.


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