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Archive for October 31st, 2020

Thread by @doctorow on the RIAA using DMCA section 1201 to ban youtubedl from GitHub

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/31

A very interesting thread by @doctorow:

Late last week, the @RIAA sent a legal threat to @Github, claiming that the popular (and absolutely lawful) tool #youtubedl (which allows users to download Youtube videos for offline viewing, e……

Source: [WayBack] Thread by @doctorow on Thread Reader App – Thread Reader App

More on section 1201: [Wayback] Pluralistic: 24 Oct 2020 – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow: RIAA kills youtubedl

There is also a great technical analysis at [Wayback/] Analysis of the RIAA claims against youtube-dl · GitHub

This write-up follows the code paths in youtube-dl that get executed when you try to run it based on the claims of RIAA has put forwardThis is a technical analysis, not a legal one.



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