September 3, 2002

Ogg Vorbis author: MP3 royalty assurances are worthless

"Claim and counter-claim continue to muddy the waters around the issue of MP3 player royalties.

In an email, Ogg Vorbis author Christopher Montgomery angrily castigated The Register and NewsForge for taking Thomson's assurances at face value, and insisted the licensing terms posted a threat to developers. The removal of explicit exemptions put free software players at risk of decoder fees, he insisted ..."

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