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Can Github Remove the Bitcoin Codebase? Recent Repository Takedown Has Proponents Worried | Featured Bitcoin News

Can Github Remove the Bitcoin Codebase? Recent Repository Takedown Has Proponents Worried | Featured Bitcoin News


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Can Github Remove the Bitcoin Codebase?

On October 23, the Microsoft-owned Github leveraged an ostensible DMCA takedown in order to remove 18 projects from the code-hosting portal.

This week the RIAA got the Microsoft-owned Github to remove a number of projects from the code-hosting portal.

The code repositories removed stem from a project called the Youtube-dl protocol.

Of course, after Github removed Youtube-dl, a number of other crypto advocates discussed the possibilities of crypto repositories being removed and what types of alternatives are available.

The Youtube-dl DMCA takedown, however, does not concern everyone and it follows the recent Arctic permafrost project Github participated in recently.

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