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Youtube-dl has been DMCAed off of GitHub

The youtube-dl GitHub repository has been taken down due to a DMCA claim by the RIAA. Forks have been taken down as well as normal for a DMCA claim.

See the complaint here:

Apparently, one of the main complaints is that the example videos to download from youtube are music videos. What were the youtube-dl maintainers thinking using those examples, and not videos that they had rights to download.

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They probably should’ve talked to a legal person about what to display on their front page.

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IMHO, Emby and Plex should take note and remove copyrighted material from their marketing…

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I’ll make a note for jellyfin as well.

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Better clone Jellyfin just in case

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Already been reupped under “Suck my dick RIAA”

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Well at least they are being level headed about their mistake…

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Seems like the brew formulae wasn’t affected or if it was, it’s still available:

Screenshot 2020-10-24 at 12.05.29

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That’s a dangerous precedent…
Considering the software itself is not copyright infringing.

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Time to ban and confiscate all automobiles … just in case someone may be tempted to use one in the commission of a crime.

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Correct, but that is not their argument. Their argument is that it can break/circumvent DRM.

which is total horseshit… you cant download drm videos from YT with it… you get errors

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But every single video on youtube has DRM on it, according to the RIAA’s lawyers. Youtube doesn’t do a plain MP4 or whatever stream, they have their own (really really weak) protection for the video stream.

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Time to ban Microsoft from selling Windows, because that has been used to commit crimes…

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:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Should have been on GitLab in the first place. And Big Buck Bunny should have been the examples.

This is now gonna go underground like Windows 10 AME.

Ooh. https://twitter.com/GalacticFurball/status/1319765986791157761

your favorite copywrite lawyer is talking about it in detail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZITscblMBA

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RIAA wasn’t just targeting them alone. 17 other projects on Github got taken down:

It’s following up on the Twitch takedowns. They’re getting trigger happy.

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The other 17 projects were just forks, probably for development.


Keep in mind that github just automatically responds to DMCA by taking it down. They don’t actually review it, so this could be temporary.

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