The End of an Era — MP3 Patents Expire

Fraunhofer IIS announced (click on the Overview tab in the link) termination of its patent licensing program for MP3, as their MP3 patents have expired.  The format has now mostly been superseded by others like AAC, but at least, this means open source MP3 codecs carry less infringement risk.

Please celebrate responsibly!

 

Author: heatherjmeeker

Technology licensing lawyer, drummer, dancer

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