Live Studio, TikTok’s new livestreaming app for Windows, supposedly uses code from the free livestreaming program Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) (via Protocol). This would typically not pose an issue when done properly because OBS is open source — however, TikTok purportedly fails to adhere to OBS’ licensing requirements.
Remember yesterday’s news about TikTok releasing a go live platform? Turns out it’s a fork of @OBSProject
Shoutout to @HunterAP23 for pointing this out
STOP STEALING FROM OBS JESUS pic.twitter.com/kx8ckK3MXS
— Naaackers (@Naaackers) December 16, 2021
The situation unraveled on Twitter after a user posted screenshots of what appears to be Live Studio’s code. The programmer who originally took the screenshots alleges…