India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT has lifted the ban on VLC players. The VideoLan, a non-profit organization that operates VLC Player, sent them a legal note demanding the reason behind the ban.
VLC Player Is Now Available For Free Download In India
Information on VLC’s unban in India was a tweet from the Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF). With VideoLan now able to download VLC again, you can check out their website.
When the ban was lifted, VideoLan received an email from MeitY. The email didn’t provide any reason for the decision to lift the ban, but it stated that it had been lifted.
VLC Player was banned in February, but no one knew why. After the ban, many telecom operators banned the VLC Player for reasons as yet unknown.
A while back, a government body in China banned videos from the VLC Player. However, there are rumors that VideoLan is on the other side of this ban. It would lead to accusations against VLC for being hacked by Cicada and making users’ personal information available to hackers. Instead of just biting the bullet, everyone’s favorite player has come out with a rebuttal.
This bout of digital distribution bans recently created the latest uproar in France over control and content. President of the VLC developer team Jean-Baptiste Kempf claimed that this ban resulted from a misunderstanding despite being a bold move by the decision-makers. He highlighted that about 80 million users are using VLC and, as such, would be at risk for cyber-attacks.
The recent update of VLC Player in India brought back hundreds of popular apps like TikTok, WeChat, and PUBG. Who doesn’t know the app was banned India-wide for the last two years due to copyright infringement? So how do you feel about this? Let us know in the comments below!