May 21, 2001

MP3 inventor finds few rewards

Author: JT Smith

"We tried to tell the music industry about it (in 1995) but we were not able to get any other response than "that is nice, we'll look at it.""" So says Karlheinz Brandenburg, inventor of MP3, the multimedia file format that has given the music industry a bad case of heartburn ever since. "Brandenburg said while his sympathies are with musicians, the industry hurt itself by failing to
offer a better alternative." Full Reuters story at ZDNet.
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