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  • Apple Takes a Hard Stance against AltConf for Streaming Content from WWDC 2015


    Apple appears to be taking tight control over WWDC content this year as the company recently threatened legal action against AltConf, if it moved forward with plans to stream the yearly keynote and sessions to attendees at an offsite location. For those of you who didn’t know, AltConf is a conference held for developers traditionally in San Francisco during the same week as WWDC. The AltConf usually streams Apple’s keynote presentation and other content to attendees but this year Apple seems to be taking a hard stance against such activity.

    The folks over at AltConf announced the cancellation of streaming WWDC content on their website just shortly after Release Notes tweeted out an ad for the free event at hotel Parc 55. Event organizers this year introduced a $300 ticket option though access to the WWDC viewing room was supposedly free to all. The organization mentioned the following regarding the matter:

    Due to a letter from Apple's legal representatives, AltConf will not be able to show any content from WWDC in the Viewing Room. In its place, sessions will be shown from Google I/O, Microsoft's Build, NSConference, 360|iDev, and UIKonf. All AltConf speaking sessions have remained untouched and will proceed as scheduled.
    With all being said and done, Apple is still offering its own keynote stream to Apple TV owners, iOS device users and through the web. Developers will have access to live lab sessions via Apple’s Developer website as well.

    Source: AltConf
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Takes a Hard Stance against AltConf for Streaming Content from WWDC 2015 started by Akshay Masand View original post