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Reuters: Microsoft Relaxes Licensing for Digital Media

Jan 07, 2003, 22:00 (11 Talkback[s])

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"The new licensing plan for Microsoft's Windows Media 9 Series, which sends and receives audio and visual content across the Internet, will allow developers to create software that will run on various devices and on non-Windows-based computers, opening up a wider market for Microsoft's streaming standard...

"The new licensing program would allow developers to create software that sends video and audio, for example, to personal computers that run on free Linux software, which can be copied and modified unlike Microsoft's Windows operating system..."

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