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Title    GitHub Revamps Copyright Takedown Policy After Restoring YouTube-dl
Date    Sunday November 22 2020, @10:44PM
Author    Fnord666
Topic   
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https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=20/11/22/019205

GitHub Revamps Copyright Takedown Policy After Restoring YouTube-dl

upstart writes in with an IRC submission for Runaway1956:

GitHub revamps copyright takedown policy after restoring YouTube-dl:

The source code for YouTube-dl, a tool you can use to download videos from YouTube, is back up on GitHub after the code repository took it down in October following a DMCA complaint from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Citing a letter from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (the EFF), GitHub says it ultimately found that the RIAA's complaint didn't have any merit.

[...]

This is the best possible outcome of the RIAA's attack on youtube-dl. Good on @GitHub for standing up for developers against DMCA § 1201 abuses.

The @EFF did amazing work representing the project, and you should read their letter: https://t.co/Whh0cKTgIFhttps://t.co/BT1aovWZx7

— Filippo Valsorda 💚🤍❤️ ✊ (@FiloSottile) November 16, 2020

If there's a silver lining to the episode, it's that GitHub is implementing new policies to avoid a repeat of a repeat situation moving forward. [...]

GitHub is also establishing a $1 million defense fund to provide legal aid to developers against suspect section 1201 claims, as well as doubling down on its lobbying work to amend the DMCA and other similar copyright laws across the world.

GitHub Reinstates Youtube-DL and Puts $1M in Takedown Defense Fund * TorrentFreak

MrPlow writes:

Submitted via IRC for TheMightyBuzzard

GitHub has reinstated the youtube-dl repository after it concluded that the code doesn't violate the DMCA's anti-circumvention provisions.

Source: https://torrentfreak.com/github-reinstates-youtube-dl-and-puts-1m-in-takedown-defense-fund-201116/

Standing Up for Developers: Youtube-dl is Back - the GitHub Blog

upstart writes in with an IRC submission for Runaway1956:

Standing up for developers: youtube-dl is back - The GitHub Blog:

Today we reinstated youtube-dl, a popular project on GitHub, after we received additional information about the project that enabled us to reverse a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown.

At GitHub, our priority is supporting open source and the developer community. And so we share developers' frustration with this takedown—especially since this project has many legitimate purposes. Our actions were driven by processes required to comply with laws like the DMCA that put platforms like GitHub and developers in a difficult spot. And our reinstatement, based on new information that showed the project was not circumventing a technical protection measure (TPM), was inline with our values of putting developers first. We know developers want to understand what happened here, and want to know how GitHub will stand up for developers and refine our processes on these issues.

In this post, we provide answers to common questions about the DMCA and why GitHub handled this case the way we did, describe why circumvention claims deserve special treatment, and share how we're updating our policies and fighting to improve the law.

Previously:
Standing up for Developers: youtube-dl is Back
Yout LLC. Sues RIAA Over YouTube-DL DMCA Complaints
GitHub has Received a DMCA Takedown from RIAA for youtube-dl


Original Submission #1Original Submission #2Original Submission #3

Links

  1. "upstart" - https://soylentnews.org/~upstart/
  2. "GitHub revamps copyright takedown policy after restoring YouTube-dl" - https://www.engadget.com/github-youtube-dl-aftermath-222301386.html
  3. "back up on GitHub" - https://github.blog/2020-11-16-standing-up-for-developers-youtube-dl-is-back/
  4. "took it down" - https://www.engadget.com/github-youtube-downloaders-riaa-223558038.html
  5. "letter" - https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2020/11/2020-11-16-RIAA-reversal-effletter.pdf
  6. "@GitHub" - https://twitter.com/github?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  7. "@EFF" - https://twitter.com/EFF?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  8. "November 16, 2020" - https://twitter.com/FiloSottile/status/1328403096964304897?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  9. "MrPlow" - https://soylentnews.org/~MrPlow/
  10. "Standing up for developers: youtube-dl is back - The GitHub Blog" - https://github.blog/2020-11-16-standing-up-for-developers-youtube-dl-is-back/
  11. "youtube-dl," - https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl
  12. "additional information" - https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2020/11/2020-11-16-RIAA-reversal-effletter.pdf
  13. "Standing up for Developers: youtube-dl is Back " - https://soylentnews.org/breakingnews/article.pl?sid=20/11/17/0148227
  14. "Yout LLC. Sues RIAA Over YouTube-DL DMCA Complaints " - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=20/10/28/1028230
  15. "GitHub has Received a DMCA Takedown from RIAA for youtube-dl " - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=20/10/24/0058203
  16. "Original Submission #1" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=45739
  17. "Original Submission #2" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=45731
  18. "Original Submission #3" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=45740

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