[Libav-user] FFmpeg License Violation - What Are My Remedies?

Eric P. Mangold eric at teratorn.org
Wed Oct 10 19:55:23 CEST 2012

You could start by CC'ing the party in question.

On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 12:34:16PM -0500, Matthew Lawrence wrote:
> I recently purchased an app from Google Play that incorporates the FFmpeg
> library.  Because the app is a derivative work under the LGPLv2.1, I
> believe I am entitled to a copy of the source code for the entire app.  I
> have e-mailed the developer's support staff, but they are refusing to
> release the source code.  I have cited the LGPL to them, but hey claim they
> are required to provide only the source code for the FFmpeg library.  I
> believe that they are in violation of the license and are violating both my
> legal rights and those of the FFmpeg team.
> What are my remedies in this situation?  What steps can I take (other than
> hiring a lawyer) to assert my rights?  Who at FFmpeg can I notify of this
> violation so that they can enforce their rights?
> The app is Paper Camera by JFDP Labs.
> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dama.papercamera

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