oh my gods. they literally have no shame about this. GitHub Support just straight up confirmed in an email that yes, they used all public GitHub code, for Codex/Copilot regardless of license.

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it's official, obeying copyright is only for the plebs and proles, rich people and big companies can do whatever they want
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the takeaway here is that GitHub, and by extension @Microsoft, knows that copyright is essentially worthless for individuals and small community projects. THAT is why they're all buddy-buddy with free software types; they never intended to respect our rights in the first place.
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I've reached out to @fsf and @EFF's legal teams regarding this. Please also reach out if you would be interested in participating in a class action. No one person can do this alone.
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holy shit wtf
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So repositories like the Unity CS Reference, which is under a really restrictive license....... oh dear i smell lawsuits incoming
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they don't think copyright-based licences apply to them, because they contend that it's fair use.
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"We violate all licenses equally".
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But.... github isn't really free.
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This seems unrelated?
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