Dropbox is cancelling accounts of calibre2opds users
It came out of the blue, at least for me… Dropbox just cancelled my account, after sending me a DMCA takedown notice for books I had in my calibre2opds catalog.
The notice actually referenced HTML catalog links, so here is what calibre2opds users should do :
- don’t pirate books; yeah, sure : this also mean, don’t have books that you are legally entitled to have, but are considered pirated copies for some reasons (DRM tempering, self-scan of a paper copy, temporary loan from a friend, etc.)
- obfuscate your calibre2opds catalog filenames (use the ad hoc option in the program) and don’t share your index link.
- stop using Dropbox. There are alternatives, although unfortunately less cool, around (Google Drive, a NAS, publishing to a free web host)
Please, send this warning to your friends: this could save their Dropbox account !