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JDownloader Court Ruling Worries Open Source Software Developers

Jun 24, 2013, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])

This week news broke that the popular JDownloader download tool had been declared illegal by a German court. The headline was open for debate since the court only took exception to one particular and long-since removed feature which allowed the downloading of encrypted video streams. However, the ruling has concerned the creators of JDownloader who say that it represents a threat to the development of Open Source Software.

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