Sky Targets Piracy App “CucoTV” as GitHub DMCA Takedowns Double in a Year
Github has complied with a request from UK media giant Sky to remove a repository featuring pirate IPTV app CucoTV, which reappeared on the platform after being removed a few months ago. Meanwhile, Github’s latest transparency report reveals that the number of projects removed from the platform following similar complaints doubled in a year.
With over 200 million code repositories, shared by more than 80 million users, GitHub is the largest online developer platform of its kind.
The vast majority of all content stored on the site is perfectly legitimate, but some repositories are more questionable, as they contain or indirectly link to copyright-infringing content.
A few hours ago, UK broadcasting giant Sky flagged a problematic repository tied to the pirate IPTV app “CucoTV“. This isn’t the first time that Sky has targeted this app, as the company sent a similar request earlier this year.
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