>GitHub will establish and donate $1M to a developer defense fund to help protect open source developers on GitHub from unwarranted DMCA Section 1201 takedown claims
Big shoutout to GitHub for committing to this.
@sir does that stop them from acting on bullshit takedowns like the YTDL one?
@sir To answer my own question, no but they're refining their 1201 process which is important: https://github.blog/2020-11-16-standing-up-for-developers-youtube-dl-is-back/
@sir they are also changing how they handle DMCA requests which should've been like that since when it started, imo.
takedowns should only happen when there is actual proof that the software is infringing on copyright and not something troll like including examples in the readme
@sir reminds me of when newegg was the No.1 patent troll fighter for a while. it kinda sucks that the only pushback against copyright/patent shit is when a big corporation decides that it might make financial sense to take a stand, glad that it's happening but it's very temporary and doesn't really adress the root cause.
@resist1984 @rysiek @sir it was a while ago, i think it was their chief lawyer (edit: Lee Cheng) who decided to actually take on a patent troll who basically bullied companies into settlements by threatening expensive lawsuits? (its been a while since I read the articles about it) Found this arstechnica article, i think they did some good reporting on it when it was going on.
@sir PR $ well spent
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