> Fraunhofer, the company responsible for licensing MP3 encoding and decoding functionality to software vendors, is ending licenses as the patents that covered the creation of the MP3 are expiring this year.
That ist true. The patents are expired. So there is no need to license those patents from the Fraunhofer Institut. Now I can implement MP3 however I like without paying fees to the Fraunhofer Institut.
If I choose to use the implementation of the Fraunhofer Institut I will of course still have to pay them for the software. If I choose a different implementation like LAME, I don't have to pay anything.
I fail to understand how "not having to pay for MP3" will kill MP3.
For some reason I was expecting an article about the Universe font...
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