There are stories that seem invented, as the complexity of their rules and how they unfold. Today we are faced with another such case, given the irony of the situation and the way it was handled. It appears to be made, but it is unfortunately very real.
Everything happens on the Internet, but it has very real features. The creator of a popular program dedicated to hacking filed a complaint. The reason couldn’t be more ridiculous. It claims that the software you created was stolen and used to create a new app.
Stolen software for hacking
At the base of this news is "Movies and Series Scraper" and its creator, Youssef Kotb. This app, which is clearly dedicated to hacking, is basic and allows users to stream or download movies and TV shows with the utmost simplicity. according to Description of this projectIt is even possible to download an entire TV series.
The problem that arose was simple and seemingly easy to solve. With its own code hosted on GitHub, it was copied by another user and integrated into another application, also intended for hacking and illegal content use.
The irony was that there was a DMCA complaint
Realizing it had been stolen, and naturally unhappy with the situation, Youssef Kotb filed a complaint with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the US body that protects authors' rights. This complaint will have run its course and GitHub has managed to delete the copy and Associated Project.
Complaint raised reveal That "someone stole a repository that was private and published it in your name as the author". It also adds that "every line of code is copied" and requests that the content be removed. The notice also states that the copied repository circumvents technical protection measures, which is a further violation of the DMCA.
The creator of the program is not reviewed in this case
Interestingly, when faced with the fact that your tool is also benefiting from misuse of other people's content and other hacking, Youssef Kotb was clear. It claims that this app is "just an intermediary and that it protects the user from ads that he considers harmful".
This is definitely a ridiculous situation and shows how two weights and two sizes can be obtained. It is not normal for those who promote piracy to complain that they have fallen victim to a similar situation, but even more so by resorting to an organization like the DMCA, which puts their project in jeopardy.
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