#youtubedl has received a DMCA takedown from RIAA
@Gargron Also, this is a dangerous precedent, probably even more dangerous than the takedown of Fediverse and Mastodon clients.
It's not THAT far from taking down curl or wget or anytorrent client for that matter.
@drq @iron_bug @Gargron the problem with bittorrent is that it's quite horrible at releasing and tracking partial releases. And at the same time having new users download hundreds of torrents to get the entire repo is also unusable.
You'd almost certainly end up with each commit creating a new torrent and the clients dumbly redownloading the entire repo.
An orchestration layer on top of the git protocol would work much better than involving bittorrent. But then again git is already federated.
JauntyWunderKind, that's the US legal system for ya. Apparently everything is done to appease the corporations, world be damned. And apparently it is legally allowed to pay lawmakers to convince them to pass certain laws (wtf?!?!?).
IMO, copyright term need to be significantly reduced. To something around 1-5 years, from effectively fucking eternity it is today. With copyright term this short, it'll still fulfill its original purpose — to allow the creator to earn their money — but reduce the abuse potential to around nothing. Just imagine the world without this rampant RIAA and MPAA hegemony. As it stands now, copyright is stifling creativity.
@Gargron I use it every day… to watch youtube with mpv and newsboat.
They could also DCMA any youtube third party clients such as Freetube, Newsboat and Invidious for similar reason
@Gargron Yep. Google/Youtube are deep in the entertainment business now. I'm surprised yt-dl lasted this long.
@Gargron You can still grab source tgz from pypi.org. But this is a terrible day for open source software
@Gargron I fear that this might one day happen to my favourite privacy front ends like Nitter, Yotter and Invidious. This sucks.
I'd be interested what a lawyer thinks about the copyright law on this. I can't see how it would be a successful prosecution.
@Gargron There are already some mirrors: https://gitee.com/mirrors/youtube-downloader and https://codeberg.org/explore/repos?tab=&sort=recentupdate&q=youtube-dl
@Gargron youtube-dl must be removed from GitHub because it can be used for something unlawful
. Python should be removed because was used to make YouTube-dl. Windows/MacOS/Linux should be removed ..., computers should be removed...
Interestingly, I think there was something against a lot of twitch streams that use copyrighted music in the past few days.
Not sure if #riaa is going after more than just #youtube-dl
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