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Popular Streaming App VancedFlix Removed by Sky Italia

VancedFlix removed by SKY

Sky Italia has taken a decisive step to remove the immensely popular VancedFlixed APK from its official GitHub page after claiming copyright infringement via an official takedown notice.

To address this infringement issue, Sky Italia, represented by anti-piracy outfit Kopjra, made a formal request to GitHub, urging them to remove several related APK files. GitHub, in compliance with the request, has disabled access to these files making the app unavailable for installation.

If you visit the official GitHub page for VancedFlix, you are met with the following message noting its removal due to a DMCA takedown.

VancedFlix DMCA removal

This is not the first time we have seen Sky target 3rd party applications as there are various instances of the media conglomerate going after similar applications in the past.

In fact, it seems that Sky used the same tactics that were previously used to remove both CucoTV and Cloudstream from their official Github repositories.

Stated in the DMCA notice to GitHub is the reason behind its removal as Sky claims VancedFlix is transmitting Sky Italia content without permission.

The VancedFlix app, an app that allows you to watch movies and TV series totally for free. In this application you can see all the tv series of our client Sky Italia Srl, including all italin tv series. In the links indicated, when opening the app, require a mandatory update to the latest version of the app. This update allows the viewing of the contents. The developer of the application is not in possession of any type of license for the transmission of the Sky Italia Srl contents, therefore this application is considered illegal. So we ask for the repository to be removed.

It appears as though GitHub has complied with the takedown and removed the app from their website.

However, it is important to note that a Google search shows that the application is still available for download via the Google Play Store.

VancedFlix Google Play

Their official website is also still up and running, however, the download button for the official application is not working and only sends you to the GitHub page where the app was removed.

The website does have a “Disclaimer” that notes their application does not host, upload or manage any videos, films or content on it’s servers. It simply crawls, aggregates and displays links in a convenient, user-friendly interface.

Disclaimer

However, it seems that Sky did not agree with this statement and pursued the app’s removal for copyright infringement.

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We will keep you updated on this story as more information is made available. This article was originally published by TorrentFreak.

Let us know what you think of VancedFlix’s removal from GitHub in the comment section below!

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