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If my repository uses a MIT license, can I submit a DMCA takedown for someone who copied it?

I've heard that MIT takes away most copyright This is absolutely not correct; the MIT License (and all other open source licenses) rely on copyright law to be effective. and permits free use The ...
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DMCA Takedown Notice received for distributing software licensed under Apache 2.0

On the face of it, this certainly seems like an erroneous or abusive DMCA takedown. The copyright holder had already given you rights to modify and distribute the browser extension by their Apache 2.0 ...
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If my repository uses a MIT license, can I submit a DMCA takedown for someone who copied it?

As mentioned earlier, I would strongly suggest that you reach out to the offending party. If they literally took credit for your work and have been "caught red-handed", they are likely to ...
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Does DMCA protect third-party website?

IANAL/IANYL, but as I understand it, the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act, passed as Title II of the DMCA, limits liability for Online Service Providers who store infringing ...
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How does the DMCA affect me as a FLOSS developer?

To prevent yourself from getting a DMCA takedown notice, you don't need to know more than any other software developer. Don't use sourcecode or assets which are not licensed to you. Also, don't piss ...
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Can we share Season or movies based GIF's in Mobile Apps?

The question could boil down to IMHO: Can I reuse copyrighted media in some FOSS software? The key point is to determine whether or not you are authorized in general to do so. I assume you mean ...
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Can I open source software to convert data from a proprietary format?

Based upon your followup, I see no real legal issues other than those mentioned in my first post. Please remember that I am not a lawyer, and hold no liability for this My reasoning: They are a ...
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Can I open source software to convert data from a proprietary format?

To be a little more precise on the above response: Take two different scenarios as follows- 1. A database containing proprietary data which you cannot generate yourself. 2. A database generated from ...
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