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A. Black

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US mp3 patent expires
« on: 16:18:06 | 01 May, 2017 »

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The basic MP3 decoding and encoding technology is patent-free in the European Union, all patents having expired there by 2012 at the latest. In the United States, the technology became substantially patent-free on 16 April 2017

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MP3#Licensing.2C_ownership_and_legislation