Apple on Thursday showed off an iron hand over the content of its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, as it has threatened legal action against alternative developers conference AltConf if it streams the WWDC 2015 keynote and other sessions to attendees at its offsite location.
AltConf, a developers conference traditionally held in San Francisco during the same week as WWDC, usually streams Apple’s keynote presentation and other content to attendees, but this year Apple is taking a hardline stance against such activity.
The cancelation was announced via the AltConf website on Thursday, only moments after a tweet had been posted promoting the event at the Parc 55 hotel.
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.
Apple will be streaming the WWDC 2015 keynote address to the public via Apple TV, iOS devices, and the web. Developers can access live streams of lab sessions via the Apple Developers site. Apple’s WWDC 2015 event kicks off on Monday, June 8, with the keynote at 10 AM Pacific time/1 PM Eastern.