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VLC Player back in India after months of ban

VLC media player is now available for download in India. The multimedia player, which got banned earlier this year, is now back and people can use it again. The Indian Ministry of Electronics and IT has lifted the ban on the website of VLC media player. The news was first exposed by India’s Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF), which claims to have helped the company in providing legal aid for the issue.

This is how you can download

You can now visit VideoLAN’s website to download VLC media player. The official website shows that about 73 million people have downloaded this player so far. More people are downloading it than this. The reason behind the ban is still unknown. There is a possibility that the ban may have been a mistake, which has now been removed by the government.

Asked the government the reason

In October this year, the VLC maker sent a legal notice to the Indian government, asking them the reasons why its service was banned in India and that it should be given an opportunity to defend its case through a virtual hearing. .

Threatened the government

The company also threatened the Government of India saying that if they fail to provide a reasonable rationale for the ban, VideoLAN would be absolved of its obligations under international law and its shall be entitled and compelled to initiate legal proceedings against you for breach of its own terms.

Looks like the company was successful in proving its innocence and getting its service back in India as VLC media player is again available for download on the official website. Previously, the website showed a 404 error when anyone was trying to access the site for VLC. The company reported that it used to get around 25 million downloads every year in India, but the site became inaccessible since February this year after the government banned it without issuing a legal notice to VideoLan.

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