VLC Media Player in Danger of Being Pulled from App Store

Maybe you heard about it over the weekend, but VLC, the open source multimedia player application, is in serious danger of being pulled from the App Store because of a formal copyright complaint.

The official statement is as follows:

“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.”

The app is still in the store at the moment, but it might not be there for long. Go and get it! [iTunes link]


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