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posted by Fnord666 on Saturday October 24 2020, @04:10AM   Printer-friendly
from the bound-to-happen dept.

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24872911
https://old.reddit.com/r/youtubedl/comments/jgttnc/youtubedl_github_repository_disabled_due_to_a/
https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2020/10/2020-10-23-RIAA.md

Now when you go to their site, it reads:

Repository unavailable due to DMCA takedown.

This repository is currently disabled due to a DMCA takedown notice. We have disabled public access to the repository. The notice has been publicly posted.

If you are the repository owner, and you believe that your repository was disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification, you have the right to file a counter notice and have the repository reinstated. Our help articles provide more details on our DMCA takedown policy and how to file a counter notice. If you have any questions about the process or the risks in filing a counter notice, we suggest that you consult with a lawyer.

Also at 9to5Google

[2020-10-25 01:01:09 UTC: Updated title to more accurately reflect notice was given to GitHub, not to youtube-dl. --martyb]


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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by shortscreen on Saturday October 24 2020, @06:27AM

    by shortscreen (2252) on Saturday October 24 2020, @06:27AM (#1068174) Journal

    youtube-dl works on hundreds of sites other than just Youtube. If someone posts a new project called eg. webmedia-dl and removes all references to Youtube in the code/docs, does RIAA have any grounds to complain then?

    Would the rolling cypher have to serve a specific purpose to count as DRM? Because I don't really see the copyright distinction between using youtube-dl or using a browser. The content gets transferred to my computer either way. Whatever the copyright holder's opinion about what happens to that data while it's on my computer may be, I'm not party to any agreement with them, Youtube is. And Youtube presumably has consent to distribute these files, so it makes no sense to say that a user of youtube-dl is somehow infringing.

    It's funny that the RIAA would be the ones to make a stink about this though, considering that anyone who wants a local copy of music can easily get it via the analog hole and doesn't even need youtube-dl.

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