MP3 Is Dead, Long Live MP3 # ht @marcoarment

illustration of an mp3 player by
Illus­tra­tion by Car­o­line —

Nice arti­cle here explain­ing how the real sto­ry is that MP3’s patent has expired, mean­ing that it’s now more acces­si­ble than ever.

MP3 is sup­port­ed by every­thing, every­where, and is now patent-free. There has nev­er been anoth­er audio for­mat as wide­ly sup­port­ed as MP3, it’s good enough for almost any­thing, and now, over twen­ty years since it took the world by storm, it’s final­ly free.”

MP3 is dead” missed the real, much bet­ter sto­ry –