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Submission + - GitHub Sends DMCA Counternotice to Sony (github.com)

Plombo writes: After receiving a second DMCA takedown notice from Sony demanding the takedown of another repository related to PS3 homebrew, GitHub sent a counternotice. In addition to the standard legalese about how the repository doesn't infringe on Sony's copyrights, it notes that "Sony is attempting to abuse the DMCA to avoid public embarrassment (too late) and put the genie back in the bottle (too late), and has failed to meet the minimum requirements for giving DMCA notice (no details provided on which source code lines infringe copyright). the exposure of sloppy crypto implementation on Sony's part in no way infringes on copyright or makes available any of their proprietary internal software".

Shortly before the counternotice for the second takedown notice was posted, GitHub recieved a third DMCA takedown notice from Sony demanding the removal of 1160 Git repositories, most of them forks of fail0verflow's PS3 tools. Most, although not all of them have been removed.

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Submission + - Sony Sends DMCA Takedown Notice to Gitorious (gitorious.org)

Plombo writes: On February 2, Sony sent a DMCA takedown notice to Gitorious demanding the takedown of the same PS3 homebrew repositories that were removed from GitHub last week. Although they were initially removed, Gitorious has since restored them, sending a response to Sony pointing out that Norway is outside the jurisdiction of United States copyright law.
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Submission + - Sony Sends DMCA Takedown Notice to GitHub (github.com) 1

Plombo writes: Sony's war against PS3 hacking continues. On January 27, Sony Computer Entertainment America sent a DMCA takedown notice to GitHub demanding the removal of 6 repositories under the "circumvention device" clause of the DMCA. All of the repositories in question were related to jailbreaking or homebrew development for the PS3.

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