It was only a week ago that the VLC client became available for the iPhone, but now it looks like it might soon be pulled from the App Store. Website iLounge reports that Rémi Denis-Courmont, one of the primary developers of the VLC Media Player, has sent a copyright infringement notice to Apple.

vlc could be removed from app store

Rémi states that Apple is violating the terms of the GPL through its App Store usage rules which restrict free and open distribution of applications by applying Digital Rights Management (DRM) to them. None of this is new however, so it’s hard to explain why the App was allowed into the App Store in the first place is this was going to be an issue?

So the freedom of video formats on the iPad and iPhone could be short lived, the App is still available at the time of writing so grab a copy now while you can.