[vlc-devel] WARNING: VLC is being sold without permission!!

Andre-John Mas ajmas at sympatico.ca
Tue Jul 14 15:13:25 CEST 2009

On 14-Jul-2009, at 08:37, jpd at videolan.org wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 02:26:36PM +0200, R??mi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>> At least now, we can see those direct links (which hurt our mirroring
>> system) from the access.log referrers. I fail to see how preventing  
>> direct
>> links would improve rather than worsen the situation. People would  
>> copy the
>> file and it would become untraceable to us.
> Record the attempt, serve up a page with another download link (with
> mirrors listed). Add ``you've been scammed, demand a refund'' or a  
> more
> tactful message to taste.

It may also be worth adding a blurb on the front-page warning people of
the scammers, and reminding people that VLC is free (though supported
through donations)?

The scammers are in business because they know even the smartest
person is capable of being a fool, even for a short while.


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