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>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 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.

@rysiek @conatus @sir I'm not aware of #Newegg taking a stance against patent trolls, but I'm boycotting Newegg as it often treats #Tor users with hostility. Or so it seems.. maybe non-Tor users get Newegg's "are you a robot?" screen as well.

@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.

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

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