Charles ☕ Stanhope at 2017-05-15T17:16:42Z

I'm somewhat bemused by all the "mp3 is dead" stories coming out of tech news and being parroted by others. It's hard not to think that this isn't some sort of PR push to get the general population thinking that MP3 is obsolete so that the patent encumbered technologies can be sold as "advanced". I admit it appears to be working. Somehow terminating a licensing program is being reported as killing off an obsolete technology as opposed to simply indicating that the patents have expired and the technology is finally free for use by everyone.

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MP3 isn't dead, just journalism -- mavhc

joeyh at 2017-05-16T12:31:39Z

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"parroting" ..

probably a press release ..

Michael at 2017-05-16T18:26:13Z

"They terminated the licensing". No. They terminated the licensing *program* because they no longer have any money to collect from the racketeering.

Problem is that most of those that write about it either don't even grasp the concept or are malignant to misinform.

Hubert Figuière at 2017-05-16T21:07:58Z