YouTube-DL nuked

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YouTube-DL nuked

Postby Bulkley » 2020-10-24 15:22

GitHub has hidden from view the source code and downloads of YouTube-DL, a popular open-source tool used for saving YouTube videos to disk, at the request of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).


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Re: YouTube-DL nuked

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-10-24 15:24

DMCA letter here for those who don't want to visit that stupid Register site: https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/mas ... 23-RIAA.md
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Re: YouTube-DL nuked

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-10-24 18:52

Interesting alternative from jwz (of xscreensaver & Netscape fame): https://www.jwz.org/hacks/youtubedown
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Re: YouTube-DL nuked

Postby kedaha » 2020-10-25 10:40

Looks like it's not the only thing that's been nuked; a lot of stuff judged not to comply with "community guidelines" for videos has also in recent times. Not exactly in the spirit of Voltaire's famous quotation, ‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.’
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Re: YouTube-DL nuked

Postby Deb-fan » 2020-10-25 11:39

Lol, gotta do it ...

Don't get me wrong I use and like youtube-dl much. First off there'll probably always be convenient tools and means, also do strongly believe where there's a will, there's almost always a way but let's not confuse anything like defending free speech or whatever else noble with wanting to rip off YT content. :D

Could give a whit for google Inc, not sure how YT is even legal itself in many ways. Reasonable much of the content they allow on there should be slapped down within 10mins of getting uploaded. The people I feel sorry for are the actual originators, artists or performers involved in these entertaining works. Meaning those who clearly do want whatever rights to songs/vids enforced. Obviously the folks most deserving of compensation and least likely to get any fair share. It's google's or other right holders jobs to make it tough on people raiding their content, others to get access to whatever content wished on our terms. The world keeps turning, the beat goes on, shrugs. :)

Glad I've got this, errrr friend who just beefed up their music library. :P
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Re: YouTube-DL nuked

Postby oswaldkelso » 2020-10-27 22:18

I see it shared again today. by the dmca! :lol: This one will be the next "dvd john" and "09F9" If the community wants it and the community will get
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