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Subject: Re: Rockbox and voice files

Re: Rockbox and voice files

From: alex wallis <alexwallis646_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 10:57:36 -0000

> On Wed, 19 Nov 2008, alex wallis wrote:
>
>>> I strongly disagree. Staying legal and having everything license-wise
>>> and copyright-wise fine and dandy is crucial to this project's existance
>>> and is a foundation we build on. And it keeps the legal threats to a
>>> minimum.
>
>> Has the project ever had any actual legal threats though? for example
>> from mp3 player makers who might be anoyed there players have been opened
>> up and analysed to find out how they work in order to port rockbox to it.
>
> Yes, we have received legal threats several times. And we have complied at
> least partly to them all. (After having seeked and used professional legal
> advice.)

Just out of interest, why were they making threats and what about?
considering that you write all your own code and aren't doing anything like
bypassing drm?
> But not from any mp3 player maker, as we've not done anything that they
> have a reason to react that way about.
>
> And since we're not a legal entity or organization of any kind in any
> country or jurisdiction, the ones who get the threats are the individual
> humans who own the domain, the server or similar.
>
>> as for the million downloads per year, how many of those are new users?
>> and how many of those are people just keeping there rockbox up to date?
>> just curious.
>
> If that would be possible to figure out I would tell you...
>

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