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Re: Question about WAV



On Sat, 2006-07-22 at 19:06 -0500, Patrick W. Barnes wrote:
> Even if there were patents on the format, they would have already expired.  

I don't thing RIFF/WAV is quite that old, (RIFF came about in 1991
according to wikipedia) but they're just a direct ripoff of IFF from the
Amiga, so Electronic Arts would have had prior art. EA introduced IFF in
1985 according to wikipedia so had they patented it then, it would have
just expired last year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RIFF
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interchange_File_Format

This is exactly why the ASF format exists, so that Microsoft could get a
patent on it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Systems_Format

(this has been another useless fact)

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