[ID3 Dev] patents

Florian Heidenreich support at mp3tag.de
Tue May 29 06:50:09 PDT 2007

In addition to what Ben said, ID3 tags (neither ID3v1 nor ID3v2) are 
part of the MP3 spec so we should be on the safe side.

Kind regards,

Ben Bennett schrieb:
> It is better not to know.  Really.
> You get nailed for the serious money for wilful infringement.
> However, tagging doesn't know (or at least need to know) about any of
> the internal details of mp3 tags.  You could theoretically apply ID3v2
> tags to a word doc, a jpeg, or whatever you wanted.  Now... the target
> app probably couldn't read it with the leading "junk", but that's a
> different story.
> 		 -ben
> On Tue, May 29, 2007 at 02:25:11PM +0100, Mark Smith wrote:
>> Does anyone know, or have a view about, whether the recent courtroom  
>> shenanigans regarding mp3 patents have any bearing on the creation  
>> and use of ID3 tags? Particularly whether or not we, as developers of  
>> tagging software, have anything to be concerned about.
>> It seems that maybe doing anything even vaguely connected with mp3  
>> could be seen as swimming in shark-infested waters.
>> best,
>> Mark Smith

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