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posted by martyb on Wednesday October 28 2020, @07:27PM   Printer-friendly

RIAA Sued By YouTube-Ripping Site Over DMCA Anti-Circumvention Notices

A company operating a YouTube-ripping platform has sued the RIAA for sending "abusive" DMCA anti-circumvention notices to Google. According to the complaint and contrary to the RIAA's claims, the Yout service does not "descramble, decrypt, avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, or impair" YouTube's rolling cipher technology.

Last Friday, the RIAA caused [outrage] on the Internet when it filed a complaint that took down the open source software YouTube-DL from Github.

According to the RIAA, the "clear purpose" of YouTube-DL was to "circumvent the technological protection measures used by authorized streaming services such as YouTube" and "reproduce and distribute music videos and sound recordings owned by our member companies without authorization for such use."

As the debate and controversy over the complaint rages on, a company based in the US that operates a YouTube-ripping platform has filed a lawsuit alleging that similar complaints, filed by the RIAA with Google, have caused its business great damage.

RIAA's YouTube-DL Takedown Ticks Off Developers and GitHub's CEO

An RIAA takedown request, which removed the YouTube-DL repository from GitHub, has ticked off developers and GitHub's CEO. Numerous people responded by copying and republishing the contested code, including in some quite clever ways. Meanwhile, GitHub's CEO is "annoyed" as well, offering help to get the repo reinstated.

Yout v. RIAA complaint.

Previously: GitHub has Received a DMCA Takedown from RIAA for youtube-dl


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  • (Score: 0, Redundant) by fustakrakich on Thursday October 29 2020, @12:57AM (1 child)

    by fustakrakich (6150) on Thursday October 29 2020, @12:57AM (#1070175) Journal

    Oh, and he says, right there in the article,

    "If anybody gets violent on either side, you gotta bust ’em, for the violence, not the speech".

    I mean, it can't be more obvious, so basic, it's apparently easy to overlook.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 30 2020, @03:12PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 30 2020, @03:12PM (#1070865)

    Redundant

    Well, there ya go! Ceremonial censorship at work! Free speech is as dangerous as a gun to these people, or more so! And most likely they are democrats massaging their narrative that only racists and terrorists want free speech. Good way to throw an election to their alter ego republicans