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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 license grant, and that license grant cannot be revoked, per the terms of the Apache 2.0 license. The one thing I'd be careful of, though, is whether the ...


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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 material provided that they "comply with standard technical measures and remove repeat infringers". In addition, to benefit from these protections, OSPs ...


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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 off people who are so rich and powerful that they can hire far better lawyers than you, because in the US justice system, better lawyers can win cases even when ...


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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 that this app is likely open source itself but it does not matter much. The format of the media does not matter either (it could be a Gif, mp4 or else). And ...


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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 reference to unique, non-copyrightable place references. They are user generated, not generated by the makers of the software. There are multiple uses for a point ...


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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 user inputs in your application. If your database generally speaking conforms to #2 (Accounting software, sales etc.), then in the most general of terms you are ...


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