[whatwg] The truth about Nokias claims

Charles lists07 at wiltgen.net
Thu Dec 13 17:54:26 PST 2007

> Nowadays it would be technically illegal in the U.S. to use LAME
> [...] to encode anything without paying a license.  

We can use LAME legally here.   :^)   I use LAME via WinAmp, primarily.

> ...I can neither program an AVC implementation...

Sure you can.

Patent licensing would come into play only if you decided to start distributing an encoder and/or decoder "product" (either standalone or as part of another product).  And per <http://www.mpegla.com/avc/AVC_TermsSummary.pdf>, it's free if you distribute fewer than 100,000 units/year.

> And my name is Manu*e*l.

Oops, sorry.

-- Charles

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