‘Pirate’ App Developer Uses DMCA to Remove ‘Stolen’ Copy from GitHub
“Movies and Series Scraper” is a nifty tool that allows people to watch and download films and TV series without much hassle. The developer shares the code for free, but when he noticed that someone had “stolen” his work, he asked GitHub to remove the infringing copy from the platform.
GitHub is no stranger to copyright complaints. Last year, the developer platform removed nearly 20,000 projects in response to DMCA takedown notices.
These takedowns can target all sorts of content. Major media companies often complain about software that allows people to access pirated content, for example. However, there are also instances where developers see copies of their own content elsewhere on Github, placed there by others without permission.
A DMCA takedown notice sent to Github this week appears to fall into the latter category but also comes with an unusual piracy angle.
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