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+It has come to my attention the following files hosted with you contain
+copyrighted material for which distribution license has not been granted:
+
+<https://github.com/downloads/TechnicPack/Technic/Tekkit_Server_2.1.1.zip>
+<https://github.com/downloads/TechnicPack/Technic/Tekkit_Server_2.1.zip>
+<https://github.com/downloads/TechnicPack/Technic/Tekkit_Server_2.0.zip>
+
+Inside the .zip files is included several works for which they do not have permission to distribute, included (but not limited to):<br/>
+mods/[1]Redpower-all-2.0p4d-b1.1R3.zip (and similar version numbers)<br/>
+mods/[2]Forestry-1.2.6.6-b1.1R4.zip (and similar version numbers)<br/>
+Tekkit.jar/net/minecraft/server/BaseModMp.class<br/>
+Tekkit.jar/net/minecraft/server/BaseMod.class<br/>
+Tekkit.jar/net/minecraft/server/MLProp.class<br/>
+Tekkit.jar/net/minecraft/server/ModLoader.class<br/>
+Tekkit.jar/net/minecraft/server/ModLoaderMp.class<br/>
+
+Many of the other contents also are illegally distributed, but the above list refers only to those works where I am personally authorized to act.
+
+I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above on the infringing web pages is not authorized by the copyright owner, or its agent, or the law.
+
+I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner, or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
+
+[private]
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+GitHub Inc <br/>
+Attn: DMCA takedown <br/>
+548 4th St. <br/>
+San Francisco, CA. 94107<br/>
+
+copyright@github.com
+
+RE: <http://beneaththeweb.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/4/>
+
+My name is [private]. and I am the General Counsel of Grindr LLC. A website that your company hosts is infringing on at least one copyright owned by my company. Software, trademarks, and other copyrighted content was copied onto your servers without permission. The original copyrighted material, to which we own the exclusive copyrights, can be found at:
+
+<http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grindr-xtra/id319881193?mt=8>
+
+The unauthorized and infringing copy can be found at:
+
+<https://github.com/rdnirg/rdnirg>
+
+This letter is official notification under Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), and I seek the removal of the aforementioned infringing material from your servers. I request that you immediately notify the infringer of this notice and inform them of their duty to remove the infringing material immediately, and notify them to cease any further posting of infringing material to your server in the future.
+
+I am providing this notice in good faith and with the reasonable belief that rights my company owns are being infringed. Under penalty of perjury I certify that the information contained in the notification is both true and accurate, and I have the authority to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright(s) involved.
+
+Should you wish to discuss this with me please contact me directly.
+
+Thank you.
+
+/s/
+
+[private]

1 comment on commit 571486a

@leoluk
leoluk commented on 571486a Apr 5, 2012

The deathwyrm takedown is clearly a fake DMCA notice!
All of the Minecraft mods mentioned are derivative works from Mojang's code base anyway, so no mod author has tried to enforce his copyright yet. RedPower and Forestry as well as ModLoader (the single class files) are from different authors, and at least Eloraam (author of RedPower) did not give anyone permission to issue a DMCA takedown notice on his behalf, and neither did Mojang.

This can't be true:

[...] but the above list refers only to those works where I am personally authorized to act [...]

[...] and that I am the copyright owner, or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner [...]

Additional quotes from the TechnicPack forum:

Someone filed a fake DMCA to try and harass us. We're already/have already dealt with it. [...]
It takes Github SO LONG to respond to these things. Its a fake/troll DMCA takedown request, and it will be back within the week. [...]
You guys to realize that ModLoader, RedPower, and Forestry are all made by different developers? [...]

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