Github DMCA reviver

October 24, 2014

The folks at Github have a public repo where they share with the public the Takedown notices they receive, like Google does with Chilling Effects.

Usually, the notices want a public repository to be closed by Github. The guilty repo owner has just 24 hours to make the necessary or the repo is closed, which is very short : I saw very few repos updated that much.

So, why not make a backup of the repo during this gap ?

In just full php ? (NB : Oros has already created a script explained here, but it needs git and bash which could not be available on every webhosting plan)

Using Github API ? https://developer.github.com/v3/repos/commits/

Here are some trails to begin with :

https://api.github.com/repos/github/dmca
https://api.github.com/repos/github/dmca/commits
https://api.github.com/repos/github/dmca/git/trees/bbddacc1cb3d1fdfa64aa72b64270c0df2af38f3

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