[linux-audio-dev] Any interest in DVD-Audio?
smoerk at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 14:56:12 UTC 2005
Alfons Adriaensen wrote:
> BTW, do you know the exact status of MLP ? Is patented and do we know
> how it works, or is it a 'trade secret' ?
I was quite sure that MLP is patented, but I couldn't find the patent.
Meridian Audio at least filed a patent application and it's licensed by
Dolby world wide.
I'm not sure if MLP could be patented in Europe for the use in software.
I wouldn't care to much about patents. AFAIK there are no legal
problems, if you distributing the sources. But I'm not lawyer. Maybe
they define MLP as copy-protection and threat you with the DMCA.
I guess the Lame guys should know. They are dealing with the same
problem, aren't they?
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