DMCA-pledge -- Discussion of drafting the 30-day DMCA Cooperation Pledge


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In light of increased DMCA takedowns against FOSS projects (and relatedly, increased enforcement of USC§1201) in October and November 2020. The goal is to draft a pledge that for-profit copyright holders can take wherein they agree to wait 30 days to issue DMCA takedowns against legitimate FOSS projects (ala GPLv3§8¶3). Simply put, proprietary copyright holders should be equally reasonable as GPL copyright holders are and give FOSS projects 30 days to negotiate and discuss copyright infringement allegations before getting an de-facto injunction with the DMCA.

Also, read the initial blog post that proposed it and the official announcement.

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the DMCA-pledge Archives.

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