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Yout LLC. Sues RIAA Over YouTube-DL DMCA Complaints

Accepted submission by takyon at 2020-10-28 10:16:05

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 outraged 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.

Yout v. RIAA complaint [].

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

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