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

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: 1) by jman on Sunday October 25 2020, @12:47PM

    by jman (6085) Subscriber Badge on Sunday October 25 2020, @12:47PM (#1068494) Homepage
    I concur this will backfire on the hired muscle known as the RIAA.

    Youtube's TOS says: "Content is the responsibility of the person or entity that provides it to the Service."

    It then states: "You may view or listen to Content for your personal, non-commercial use."

    Then (sic): "You are not allowed to access, reproduce, download, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, alter, modify or otherwise use any part of the Service or any Content except as expressly authorized by the Service."

    Would seem the second statement covers the third, and the first says RIAA is complaining to the wrong entity.

    This is super-weak on the part of the RIAA, but par for their kind of strong-arm, "let's start a frivolous lawsuit and see what happens" game.

    All youtube-dl's authors need to do is update the example links in (Icona's is around line 588) to those of folks that would be happy to have the increased traffic, rather than bitch about stuff they can't control.

    Alternatively, RIAA could post a DCMA takedown notice to Google regarding Youtube ID # UxxajLWwzqY (the Icona song), and try to have her whole channel deleted on the grounds she's hosting copyrighted material. Who cares if the material in question is actually hers?