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They accuse TikTok of using OBS code for their streaming app and could sue them | Levelup

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We recently told you that TikTok launched streaming software on its platform. Said program quickly became controversial and is being accused of violating the terms of service of OBS, a program that it apparently uses as a base.

In case you didn’t know, OBS is open source software that can be used to stream on sites like Twitch and YouTube. Being open source, anyone has the opportunity to use it as a foundation, as long as it complies with the terms of the GNU Open Source Public License (GPL).

According to information from Protocol, there is key evidence that ByteDance used the OBS code as the basis for the creation of its streaming app. That said, the company does not share the application under the GPL, so it is violating the OBS terms of use.

It should be noted that this will not get ByteDance or TikTok in legal trouble. We say so because OBS is committed to resolving these disputes amicably and in good faith. In doing so, they prefer to collaborate closely with the company to

At the moment, ByteDance has not commented on this situation.

What do you think about this new? Do you think OBS should take action against ByteDance for its streaming software? Tell us in the comments.

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