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<h1 id="Vizio">Vizio</h1>

<p>On Oct. 19, 2021, Software Freedom Conservancy  filed a lawsuit against
   Vizio Inc. for what it calls repeated failures to fulfill even the basic
   requirements of the General Public License (GPL).</p>

<p>The lawsuit alleges that Vizio’s TV products, built on its SmartCast system,
   contain software that Vizio unfairly appropriated from a community of
   developers who intended consumers to have very specific rights to modify,
   improve, share, and reinstall modified versions of the software.</p>

<p>Please reference this page for information about the lawsuit, including new
   updates about the case.</p>

<h3 id="PressRelease"><a href="#fixme">Press Release</a> (10/19/2021): Software Freedom Conservancy files lawsuit against California TV manufacturer Vizio Inc. for GPL violations</h3>

<h3 id="Complaint"><a href="#fixme">Read the full complaint</a> (lawsuit filed against Vizio on 10/19/2021)</h3>

<h3 id="DidYouKnow"><a href="#fixme">Did You Know?</a> fact sheet about the lawsuit (.pdf)</h3>

<h3 id="Overview"><a href="#fixme">Overview about the case</a> (.pdf)</h3>

<h3 id="QandA"><a href="">Q & A</a> about the case</h3>

<h3 id="Glossary"><a href="/copyleft-compliance/glossary.html">Glossary of Terms</a></h3>

<h3 id="PressKit"><a href="/press/kit.html">Resources for journalists</a></h3>


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