[vlc-devel] What to do about VLC scams?

Andre-John Mas ajmas at sympatico.ca
Fri Feb 25 18:05:25 CET 2011

On 24-Feb-2011, at 09:00, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:

> On Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:42:35 +0100, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>
> wrote:
>> VLC scams are now very numerous, and seeing that the number of people
>> downloading VLC increases but not the number of visits on the website, I
>> would say that this is becoming a very important share of our downloads.
>> Here is what I suggest:
>> - translate VideoLAN website in different languages, even if only the
>>   main pages.
>> - disallow any redistribution of a different installer on Windows, that
>>   the genuine one, under the VLC name.
> Where do you own the trademark?
> Won't this piss of legitimate downstream distributors?

Could there be a list of legitimate downstream distributors listed on the Videolan web site
and encourage them to register the hash of their binaries. 

Possibly a bit of overkill though, but it may help people trying to identify the legitimacy
of the binary they have.


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