[FFmpeg-devel] Probable WunderRadio ffmpeg LGPL violation

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Wed Jan 14 19:45:25 CET 2009

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 01:13:21PM -0500, Len Towers wrote:
> > Um, I'd say please contact Apple directly. If it is shipped without a
> > copy of the (L)GPL it is definitely in violation,
> IANAL, but I've heard that these sorts of requests have to come from the
> copyright holder.  The law makes no sense to me sometimes, so I may have
> (probably did) misinterpret what I read. I wonder if Apple has some way of
> handling these types of notifications?

That would be a DMCA request. Which IMHO does not apply here, Apple is
selling this, directly profiting from the sale, and thus is not protected
by the DMCA.
I expect that if they do not act upon your information, whether you are
the copyright-holder or not, that would increase their legal liability.
I would normally be in favour of contacting the original author first, but
they aren't any easier to contact, so why make it our problem.
I think you could use
"Purchase(s) - problem" ; "This item sounds or looks bad"
There are also lot of phone numbers if you do not mind that kind
of phone discussion:
I'd appreciate it if you could try to get into contact with them,
I think none of us own an iPhone so it might be a bit of a pain since
we wouldn't be able to answer any questions, though I do not have any
experience in handling that kind of thing either...

Reimar D?ffinger

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