View Full Version : Another Massive Sting for Microsoft
02-24-2007, 12:10 AM
02-24-2007, 03:26 AM
Reminds me of the gif patent dispute in the late 90s. We all paid our royalties for using gif images, right?
In reality this will play out the same way - the mp3 format is just too accepted now. What are they going to do? Go after people RIAA / MPAA style for ripping CDs to MP3? OGG (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogg) is looking better and better ! ;)
02-24-2007, 11:27 AM
We, the users maybe didn't pay for GIF files. But graphics editor and viewer makers did. Big money. And MP3 may be heading down the same road - most music player and encoder makers already pay Frauenhofer a tidy sum...
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