[asterisk-users] G729 Licensing Revisited - I'm Sorry!

Johann Steinwendtner steinwendtner at gmx.net
Fri Feb 28 07:47:28 CST 2014

On 2014-02-28 14:04, Tahir Almas wrote:
>     1) We do not perform any transcoding whatsoever. All recordings, and
>     voice mail are in G729,
>     and allow=g729 for all peers and in sip.conf. Is there anything else
>     we need to perform "g729 passthrough". More importantly are we still
>     liable? Given that most vendors support G729, why do some still
>     require the need to transcode?
>   As earlier referred following quote from their site
> "DISCLAIMER: You might have to pay royalty fees to the G.729/723.1
> patent holders for using their algorithm"
> You have to pay royalty fee for using their algorithm and it does not matter whether you are trans-coding or not however there is no restriction to pay their royalty fee under testing / evaluation
> environment.
Hmm, wouldn't that mean, that every single ISP needs to pay the fee for passing G.729 data through their network ? They really do not transcode.
If you do not transcode, you do not use their algorithm. This is my opinion, but I 'm not a layer.



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