▶ youtube-dl Repo Reinstated; GitHub Standing Up for Developers — GitHub’s CEO Nat Friedman says that a part of the DMCA is “broken and needs to be fixed. Developers should have the freedom to tinker.” And, with that, the youtube-dl repo is back and a $1m “developer defense fund” formed. Given GitHub’s owner, Microsoft, is a member of the RIAA which instigated the original takedown, this could get interesting.
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The GitHub repository for the youtube-dl utility, which is used to download video content from various...The GitHub repository for the youtube-dl utility, which is used to download video content from various web sites (including YouTube, thus the name), has been restored. As we reported in last week's edition, GitHub had taken the repository down due to a DMCA notice from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The only change made to youtube-dl is the removal of some tests...
On October 23, 2020, the RIAA decided on action to stunt the growth and potentially the...On October 23, 2020, the RIAA decided on action to stunt the growth and potentially the entire future of popular YouTube-ripping tool YouTube-DL. The music industry group filed a copyright complaint with code repository Github, demanding that the project be taken down for breaching the anti-circumvention provisions ...
The youtube-dl GitHub Repo Has Received a DMCA Takedown Request From the RIAA REDDIT