On Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 5:06 PM, Eric Smith <spacewar(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 2:57 PM, Stephen John Smoogen
> On 10 November 2016 at 16:55, Eric Smith <spacewar(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > About three hours ago on Twitter @spotrh tweeted:
> > "As of today, MP3 decoding software is permissible in Fedora."
> > Is this true? If so, could we have a bit more detail?
Thanks for the link. Howver, after reading that article I still don't
understand what has actually changed with regard to the legal status of MP3
decoding. Has the legal status changed for all MP3 audio decoders, or is it
something specific to the mpeg123 library?
You will not get specific legal answers to your questions surrounding
this beyond what has already been said in public. There are only a
handful of lawyers on this list and they cannot give you what could be
construed as legal advice.
At the moment, mpeg123 is the approved decoder for Fedora. The tweet
from Spot was genuine. The blog post from Christian likewise.