[PLUG] legality of restricted formats in India

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Thu Oct 11 04:06:34 PDT 2007


Amit Karpe wrote:
> On 10/11/07, Rahul Sundaram  wrote:
>> Amit Karpe wrote:
>>> Hi ,
>>>          Some one ask me to take care for " legality of restricted formats " .
>>> Please suggest me I want to include "xmms" and "mplayer" with all
>>> needed codec in CS Ubuntu Distro .  Is this Legal in India ?
>>> If no them suggest me some alternatives .
>> They are since patents on software is not valid in India. However
>> win32codecs aren't and you would need to use ffmpeg.
> 
> Thanks .
> So we are free in India .
> Lets hopes India won't accept "patents on software" .

Keep your eyes open. There is continuous lobbying on the front.

Rahul



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