More DMCA Fun with CoreCodec and Google

Lora Bentley

Monday, I mentioned Google had removed the CoreAVC-for-Linux open source project from its Google Code pages. The company did so in response to a take down notice issued under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. CoreCodec asserted that the Google project linked to code owned by CoreCodec.


Tuesday,'s Stephen Shankland reported the project is back on Google Code pages and CoreCodec has apologized. On a company discussion forum, a CoreCodec representative said:

I'd like to publically apologize to Alan for the disconnect between him and us as well as the disruption to the project as there was no ill will intended and we were already working on a resolution with him before this went public. Having counsel at times and what advise they give is sometimes not in the best interests as was this case and we thank Alan for his understanding.

In the same discussion, the CoreCodec representative acknowledged the existence of a need for CoreAVC on Linux. He noted that the company is considering at least three different ways to go about getting it -- the first being a plug-in for GStreamer.

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