[Ffmpeg-devel] Potential FFmpeg Licence Violation 'Koyote Ipod video converter for free'
Tue Apr 10 09:49:21 CEST 2007
At this site http://www.koyotesoft.com/indexEn.html there is a program
called 'Koyote Ipod video converter for free'.
After installation, the following files appeared in the 'program
files\ffdshow' directory, because 'ffdshow' is installed silently as part of
the installation. I have also cut and pasted the 'click-through' eula. I
believe that this eula is violating the licence of at least ffmpeg because '
libavcodec.dll' is one of the files installed by 'ffdshow'. IANAL but i
believe at a minimum, the lgpl licence shold be displayed? and the source
should be available on their web site.
The developer's email is (mailto:koyotesoft at free.fr)
C:\Program Files\ffdshow\custom matrices
Renan Broquin - Ipod Video Converter For Free
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COMPLIANCE BY USER WITH THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
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this software, which may include electronic documentation, on a single
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loaded into the temporary memory (i.e. RAM) or installed into permanent
memory (e.g. hard disk, CD-ROM drive or other storage device) of that
computer. You may not use the software on or over a network or any other
transfer device without each concurrent user having an original copy of the
Software and its documentation. This license is not transferable to any
other system, or to another organization or individual. You are expected to
use the SOFTWARE on your system and to thoroughly evaluate its usefulness
and functionality before making a purchase. This "try before you buy"
approach is the ultimate guarantee that the SOFTWARE will perform to your
satisfaction; therefore, you understand and agree that there is no refund
policy for any purchase of the SOFTWARE.
THE SOFTWARE MAY BE USED TO CREATE AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF FREELY
DISTRIBUTABLE, ROYALTY-FREE SETUP PROGRAMS, PROVIDED THAT YOU DO NOT MODIFY
THESE SETUP PROGRAMS.
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treat the Software like any other copyrighted material, except that you may
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solely for backup or archival purposes. You may not copy the printed
materials accompanying the Software. You may not loan, rent or lease the
Software, but you may transfer your rights under this Agreement on a
permanent basis provided you transfer the license granted by this Agreement,
the Software and all associated printed materials and retain no copies, and
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engineer, de-compile or disassemble the Software, except to the extent that
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