[FFmpeg-devel] legal representation by the SFLC

Diego Biurrun diego
Fri Dec 12 15:10:14 CET 2008

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 12:28:49PM +0100, Luca Abeni wrote:
> Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 02:18:53AM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> >> Guys, we have managed to resolve some license infringements amicably,
> >> but the time has come to go after the more recalcitrant violators with
> >> the help of the SFLC.  If you have copyrights in FFmpeg, please get in
> >> contact with
> >>
> >>   Daniel B. Ravicher < ravicher - at - softwarefreedom - dot - org >
> >>
> >> and request an engagement letter from him.  He will mail you a PDF
> >> that you have to print out and send back signed.  The more people
> >> and the larger the portion of copyrights the SFLC represents, the
> >> more strength they will have to go after violators in our name.
> > 
> > OK, since I have had little direct feedback about this, I'd like to know
> > who got in contact with the SFLC and who sent them a signed engagement
> > letter so that I can estimate the strength we have here...
> I did not send any letter because my copyright is only on few files,
> and people can easily work around it by just configuring out v4l2 and
> the RTP muxer.
> Anyway, if the number of people signing the document is important then
> I'll do it (next week, because I will have 0 time until monday).

The more people they represent, the more strength they have.  I suggest
that you get in contact with them.


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