@codeberg
Having yt in the title of the app probably didn't do any favours and brought attention to itself.
I know of others that do similar and have generic titles.

@af The difference is that there is a decided court ruling, not just a random request letter.

@af The Hamburg court issued a cease and desist order: the notice is the order

@codeberg @af
You should really consider clarifying the blog post because it says:

"However, if we for example host a legitimate open source tool and we would receive a similar notice, then we most likely would have to disable the repository"

Which for me means "if we get an angry email, we will take down the repo until the owner gets a judge to say it's ok" which is exactly what Microsoft is doing.

@raucao @codeberg @af
I think it's just a language barrier, hopefully they can clarify because "we won't take anything down without a court order" FOSS hosting is a really cool idea

@cjd @codeberg @af I don't see how this language could be any clearer: "we most likely would have to disable the repository until the matter is resolved by court ruling"

@af @raucao @codeberg
If I might suggest a way to phrase it:
"The only thing that will make us take down a repository is an order from a German judge"

@af @codeberg stated that they would most likely have to disable the repository.
Then it's up to the owner of that repo to fight the notice.
What's unclear there?

@af @codeberg

my guess ( I'm not related to codeberg): When it's reasonable. The source will probably not really matter.

If it's a court, codeberg will have less freedom with the "reasonable" part.

@af @codeberg youtube-dl fucked up by providing examples showing how to download copyright protected stuff.

@tokudan @af Yes. We had to close repos containing obviously illegal content in the past and will do so if appropriate. Rules are set out in the Terms of Use (linked in the footer).

The novel aspect of the youtube-dl case is that interpretation of legality is countering prior assumptions--many Codeberg users would not assume such a project illegal in EU, and even professional experts are divided. We provide some sources in the blog post.

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