Snapchat Files All-Caps DMCA Takedown After the Source Code It Leaked Hit Github

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A portion of Snapchat’s source code was leaked and hosted on the code repository platform GitHub (recently acquired by Microsoft) before a copyright takedown request from Snap led the company to remove the offending leak.

The leak occurred after a botched update to the company’s Snapchat iOS app in May. While the leak itself was quickly rectified, and no company or user data was compromised, a bit of company source code ended up on GitHub, which led to Snap filing a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown request.