Deezer wins pirate application takedown on GitHub

Deezer sent Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notices to GitHub in an effort to block tools that allowed pirating of its catalog. The streaming service appears to have been successful in its move to end access to multiple applications on GitHub, a prominent software developer platform that allowed open sharing and distribution of code programs.

“The following projects, in the paragraph below, make available a hacked version of our Deezer application or a method to unlawfully download the music catalogue of Deezer, in total violation of our rights and of the rights of our music licensors,” Deezer said in its takedown request.

The piracy applications are no longer available on GitHub, but according to TorrentFreak, they do still work for those who had already downloaded them or who want to find them on other forums or websites.

Anna Washenko