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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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The Toxic Smog of the Information Age | Literary Hub

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/03/03

From 5 years ago, but now more relevant than it ever was: [WayBack] The Toxic Smog of the Information Age | Literary Hub


Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men, and I will find an excuse in them to hang him. –Cardinal Richelieu

We don’t know enough about you. –Google CEO Eric Schmidt



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No thank you, Mr. Pecker – Jeff Bezos – Medium

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/09

If this is the norm inside world wide politics and business, what is outside the norm?

[WayBack] No thank you, Mr. Pecker – Jeff Bezos – Medium




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Where does my git question go? – Programmers Meta Stack Exchange

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/20

StackOverflow / StackExchange is growing too large:

You’ve got a question about git. Its not uncommon, lots of people have questions about git. But where should the question be asked?

Source: Where does my git question go? – Programmers Meta Stack Exchange


Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, GitHub, Opinions, Pingback, Software Development, Source Code Management, SourceTree, Stackoverflow | Leave a Comment »

xkcd: Free Speech

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/29

[WayBack] xkcd: Free Speech is worth repeating every now and then:

Title text: I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.


Cueball: Public Service Announcement: The Right to Free Speech means the government can’t arrest you for what you say.
Cueball: It doesn’t mean that anyone else has to listen to your bullshit, or host you while you share it.
Cueball: The 1st Amendment doesn’t shield you from criticism or consequences.
Cueball: If you’re yelled at, boycotted, have your show canceled, or get banned from an Internet community, your free speech rights aren’t being violated.
Cueball: It’s just that the people listening think you’re an asshole,
[A picture of a partially open door is displayed.]
Cueball: And they’re showing you the door.

Be sure to read [WayBack] 1357: Free Speech – explain xkcd too.


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