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MPC vs OGG

Reply #175
For MP3 licensing check out the:

www.mp3licensing.com

In general for MP3 licensing following rules apply (for encoder/decoder selling):

Minimum annual fee: $15,000.00
Per-sold encoder: $2.50, decoder: $0.50

Encoder source code: $250,000.00 (+ another $2.5 for sold unit)
MP3Pro encoder source code: $375,000.00 (+ another $5.00 for sold unit)

For AAC check out: www.aac-audio.com

I am sorry but I do not know prices, except patent fee of $10,000.00 and decoder SDK price of $10,000.00

MPC vs OGG

Reply #176
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Originally posted by Buschel
the statement:
> Andree has paid patent fees at least to the following: 

is definately not right. i did never pay any license fees (except for the trademark).
Huh, this is completely different than the impression I got from you long time ago. Then you specifically mentioned these companies (IRT,Thomson,Philips) and the patents in question (and I copied your text to the file), and I even remember you saying you have paid them some fixed amount of cash??
You said about Thomson "Thomson holds some other wierd patents i do not use, but i have them within the mp2-royalties."

I'm completely lost here.:confused:
Juha Laaksonheimo

MPC vs OGG

Reply #177
hi juha,

yes, i mentioned these companies and they DO hold the patents. also yes, if i would have signed the contract, there would have been several other patents included within the agreement. and yes, i was talking about a specific amount of money, but (as i've posted) i never paid this amount, because they did not answer my questions about the contract and they never ever contacted me again...
sorry, but maybe i never got it clear enough...

MPC vs OGG

Reply #178
I'ts a crazy amount of money... 150,000 dollars... jeeh...

J
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MPC vs OGG

Reply #179
It's really ironic that all this talk of high finance patent issues appears on the MPC vs OGG thread...  Ogg - open source, patent FREE. Now doesn't that give you a warm fuzzy feeling?

 

MPC vs OGG

Reply #180
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Originally posted by Buschel
and yes, i was talking about a specific amount of money, but (as i've posted) i never paid this amount, because they did not answer my questions about the contract and they never ever contacted me again...
sorry, but maybe i never got it clear enough...

So that does that mean that technically the MPC encoder is not currently legal for download in the United States?

 
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