03/16/2019 (Sat) 03:30:40
> > Re: DMCA takedown notice
> > To GitHub Staff
> > Date Mar 15, 2019
I am going to sue your staff for contributory copyright infringement in their personal capacity, in addition to you company.
I have given you ample notice to remove the work.
> Moreover, you have not addressed other doctrines, such as reliance or promissory estoppel, which would prevent revocation even in the absence of valuable consideration.
These are equitable defenses. Not defenses-at-law. They are determined on a case by case basis. Promissory estoppel is most often "awarded" when a defendant has, on the reliance of explicit promises to him by the owner, laid out monies to purchase improvements for the affected property.
An example is when one builds extra buildings on a piece of land one was promised ownership on upon the owners death. It is much related to the old Livery of Seisin which was used in the conveyance of land and is, in fact, a modern substitute for it.
There is little relevance between such and a licensee, one of many, who, for no outlay, had permission to use a piece of software. Permission which was later revoked.
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