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VLC Media Player Might Be Pulled From the App Store; Grab It Now

October 31st, 2010 10:53 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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Applidium had released the target="_self">VLC Media Player for iPhone and iPod Touch
earlier in the week after releasing VLC Media Player for iPad a month back.

If you haven’t
downloaded it already then do it quickly as it might be removed
from the App
Store
.

Rémi Denis-Courmont,
one of the primary developers of the VLC Media Player has filed a
formal copyright complaint to Apple regarding distribution of the
VLC media player for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch on the App
Store.

Rémi Denis-Courmont
has issued the following statement:

Today, a formal notification of
copyright infringement was sent to Apple Inc. regarding
distribution of the VLC media player for iPad, iPhone and iPod
Touch. VLC media player is free software licensed solely under the
terms of the open source 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.

However, the folks at VideoLAN who
also have limited rights on VLC had given Applidium the green
signal to port VLC to iOS don’t seem to agree
with Denis-Courmont’s stance. They have
responded with the following "_blank">tweets:

Maybe the FSF should actually ask us our opinion instead of
writing misleading articles about VLC…

@dougsymon @Lrichie_london So far, VLC is not going out of
the AppStore…

As of now VLC Media Player is still
available on the App Store but don’t take any
chances and download it right now using this target="_blank">iTunes link, after all its free.

[via target="_blank">iLounge]

Source: VLC Media Player Might Be Pulled From the App Store; Grab It Now

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