SanDisk faces MP3 licence dispute (BBC)
Posted Sep 5, 2006 15:09 UTC (Tue) by seyman
Parent article: SanDisk faces MP3 licence dispute (BBC)
From the article:
Mr de Sanctis said the fact that SanDisk players were able to play MP3 files meant the company was legally required to purchase a licence.
"It is just not possible to do it any other way," he said.
So, in other words, they've patented the format itself, not just the decoding or encoding. Frightening stuff, really...
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