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    Default Qualcomm Retracts Its Massive DMCA Takedown Of Git Repositories

    Phoronix: Qualcomm Retracts Its Massive DMCA Takedown Of Git Repositories

    As a follow-up to the story about a Qualcomm DMCA notice taking down 100+ repositories of open-source code on GitHub, Qualcomm has changed course...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTczNzA

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    This proves one thing... among all them Qualcomm employees there is at least one who is not quite as stupid as the rest.

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    Qualcomm (and every other copyright maximalist that finally relises their mistake): "Yeah, that DMCA notice was a mistake. Please undelete all those repos that we told you to delete."
    It's a good thing git is a distributed VCS otherwise we'd never get those back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdack View Post
    This proves one thing... among all them Qualcomm employees there is at least one who is not quite as stupid as the rest.
    And apparently he/she has enough authority to do some good.

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    I'd like to think Qualcomm retracted those DMCA notices because they actually cared about the authors and fixing their mistake, but I have a feeling this was done mainly to prevent legal issues with the Android kernel.

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    Still, this event is now a separate section in Qualcomms wikipedia page, congrats. How much damage did Cyveillance do to itself, and will it now go bust or will it rename itself?

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    This wasn't Qualcomm's, but their patent infringement rep's wasn't it? Which means Qualcomm's only mistake here was allowing that company too much leeway in demanding takedowns without checks for proper investigation in to infringements. This incident seems to me to be akin to a cop busting you for possession of illegal substances while walking down the street.

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    QinetiQ stock appears to be headed downwards after a short spike. No idea if it's long-term.
    (Cyveillance is a subsidiary of QinetiQ, which seems to be a British defense company, so I'm guessing that at most QinetiQ will get shed of them.)

    Also: yeah, Qualcomm's mistake was giving them free rein.
    I wonder if any other companies will learn from this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragorth View Post
    And apparently he/she has enough authority to do some good.
    I doubt it has got anything to do with authority. Anyone who is a bit smarter will automatically stand out as the authority over the rest.

    Rather someone must have paid attention and taken an interest to what his or her minions are actually doing, which does not happen automatically. Authorities will often not care unless some alarms go off.

    It could well be that we have to thank the press for it.
    Last edited by sdack; 07-08-2014 at 01:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdack View Post
    This proves one thing... among all them Qualcomm employees there is at least one who is not quite as stupid as the rest.
    Or someone at Sony Mobile said:
    "What the fsck was that? Get you shit together or we will never consider your hardware, and sue you for the damage in cost and reputation when you accuse us of copyright infringement and take down our source repositories!"

    Sony is not a small player, and I do not think Qualcomm wants to piss them off more then necessary.

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