As a creator of a FLOSS project, what do I need to know about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act?
As an example, Github is often forced to remove sites based on DMCA requests. The requests are posted at https://github.com/github/dmca and make for some interesting reading.
Many of the take-down requests are based purely on piracy of source code, but this one required that an open source project be taken down because it enabled piracy of copyrighted assets (via BitTorrent).
This was part of the campaign by the MPAA to shut down "Popcorn Time", a campaign which apparently has not succeeded (as any search for "Popcorn time" in google will quickly show). But the original developers were forced to close out their project, despite this comment on their site
Popcorn Time as a project is legal. We checked. Four Times.
What lessons do FLOSS developers need to take away from this? Which sections of the DMCA are most likely to bite them?
Note that this question, and stack exchange in general, is not encouraging or supporting piracy. But the DMCA is often used for other purposes (such as stifling competition).