> 2. Do you have Mp3z on your Hard-Disk? Linux or
Windows , they are
> completely illegal
Making mp3s is not legal, per se. You can make million
copies of any song
and keep in on your hdd. As long as you dont distribute them to others
Encoding mp3 requires that you license the encoding (file format, not the
algorithim used to
obtain the it, I believe) from Thomson Multimedia.
Our company uses lame to encode mp3's for our digital voice recorder.
We have to pay for a license for every unit of our product sold.