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.
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[2020-10-25 01:01:09 UTC: Updated title to more accurately reflect notice was given to GitHub, not to youtube-dl. --martyb]
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 24 2020, @11:28AM (4 children)
(Score: 5, Insightful) by canopic jug on Saturday October 24 2020, @01:19PM
Currently our dev repository is taken down due to DMCA takedown notice by RIAA.
The RIAA used a lot of weasel words. Microsoft's GitHub read too much into the warning. Observe that the wording of the DMCA takedown notice supplied only has the RIAA attesting that, under penalty of perjury, they are representing some copyright owners. Their notice does not attest to either the accuracy or the truthfulness the rest of their statement about why the source code should be taken down. There needs to be 1) a processing fee for each such takedown notice and 2) a large deposit to be forfeit should the request turn out to be invalid in any way, shape, or form or flat out rejected. With zero cost to produce and zero repercussions for false reports, the RIAA has no disincentives to keep it from spamming sites with shake downs.
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(Score: 2, Flamebait) by fakefuck39 on Saturday October 24 2020, @07:47PM (2 children)
youtube-dl.org which has source and binaries is not down, and is their own server. it's amazing someone could be dumb enough to not understand that simple thing. github is not their only repository, nor is it the primary repository. what exactly is it you're not getting here?
tell me, when you upload a video from your laptop to youtube, and youtube takes it down, do you think you lost your video? boy does geek squad at best buy have some things to teach you.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 24 2020, @09:50PM (1 child)
The download source link redirected to Github which returned a 451 error, today it works. The page looks different, only 3 rectangles on the right side and a note about the takedown. See by yourself how it looked days ago http://web.archive.org/web/20201019094729/http://youtube-dl.org/ [archive.org]
Anyway, the git repo has multiple clones all over the world. Just a matter of youtube-dl coders to continue in a place that is not affected by DMCA or similar laws. Currently the tar.gz seems to be served from Germany, and I read somewhere that could be tricky too. They better checke soon, and change if needed.
(Score: 2) by fakefuck39 on Sunday October 25 2020, @06:03AM
ok, maybe I'm just confused, and if you logically correct me, I can admit I'm wrong.
yes, their github link on the front page is down. The tarball - the primary copy of the program, is served from their server, not from github, and downloads just fine.
I'm not sure wtf you mean by "download source." It's written in python. the program is the source. it's a script.