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VLC developer takes a stand against DRM enforcement in Apple's App Store

Nov 02, 2010, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brett Smith)

"Rémi Denis-Courmont is one of the primary developers of the VLC media player, which is free software and distributed under the GPL. Earlier this week, he wrote to Apple to complain that his work was being distributed through their App Store, under terms that contradict the GPL's conditions and prohibit users from sharing the program.

"He explained in his announcement:

"VLC media player is free software licensed solely under the terms of the... GNU General Public License (a.k.a. GPL). Those terms are contradicted by the products usage rules of the AppStore through which Apple delivers applications to users of its mobile devices.

"We've written before about the Usage Rules in the App Store's legal terms, and how they conflict with the GNU GPL and AGPL."

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