GitHub: DMCA Repo Shutdowns Up 31% in 2022 But There’s No Need to Panic
GitHub’s transparency reports shine much-needed light on matters related to user privacy, access to information, and third-party content removal demands. DMCA notices caused GitHub to permanently disable 31% more repositories in 2022 than it did in the previous year. While that’s a significant increase, 99.98% of all Github repos were completely unaffected.
GitHub’s user search page currently reports a healthy 108 million users but that still means a few billion internet users are missing out.
While notable alternatives exist, GitHub is a goldmine of information, ideas, and free education. That’s before considering the mountain of open source software available for download.
From those building promising software from scratch to those who just love to tinker, GitHub has something for everyone. But like all sites hosting user-generated content, GitHub regularly finds itself in the middle of third-party copyright disputes in need of a solution.
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