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How to counter notice a DMCA takedown if I am merely a GPLv3 licensee?

I publicly uploaded a GPLv3 source code to GitLab, and they received a DMCA takedown for it. I think the complaining party may be the current copyright owner of (most of) the code, who is now ...
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MIT License Violation caused by copying source code partially or fully

I have a project on GitHub licensed under MIT. Some other person contributed to another unknown-to-me organisation on GitHub two months ago with a commit which copies a part of my code with just a few,...
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If my repository uses a MIT license, can I submit a DMCA takedown for someone who copied it?

I have an MIT-licensed repository which has been copied entirely, just replacing the author's name. I've heard that MIT takes away most copyright and permits free use, but if anyone can copy code and ...
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Does DMCA protect third-party website?

GitHub is protect by DMCA, i.e., so long as a service provider follows the DMCA's notice-and-takedown rules, it won't be liable for copyright infringement based on user-generated content. If another ...
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DMCA Takedown Notice received for distributing software licensed under Apache 2.0

A browser plugin was removed from one of the app stores last year as it had stopped working, and the author was no longer maintaining it in favor of their standalone desktop apps. I preferred using ...
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Can we share Season or movies based GIF's in Mobile Apps? [closed]

i am developing android app , which contain some content related to a hollywood SEASON Friends , it's basically a video file / GIF type thing , Does google allow this ? or is there any change my ...
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Can I open source software to convert data from a proprietary format?

I was advised by users over on the Law Stack Exchange to ask this here: I have created a piece of software that converts a proprietary format from the database blob of a large, well known commercial ...
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How does the DMCA affect me as a FLOSS developer? [closed]

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 ...
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