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

“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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