I can't believe nobody stopped to think: Are we about to start a fight with people who are so stubborn that they will develop and maintain an advanced command line tool just avoid using a web browser?
@cjd RIAA doesn't realize that people mostly use youtube-dl to watch stuff in mpv or vlc, not to download and redistribute copies of their videos.
*Tony Stark voice*
"it's sort of like a team... Internet's mightiest heroes. Takes us a while to get any traction, I'll get you that one, but let's do a head count here:
- the nerds who reverse-engineer youtube JS for fun
- those who watch without a web browser
- those who watch later in train/phone
- those who archive stuff they care about
- those who legally redistribute content
and you, RIAA, you managed to piss off every single one of them"
Or in terms of the modern economy, it prevents Google from stealing even more of our bandwidth, claiming that they need to do it, because otherwise they wouldn’t be able to waste more and more.
@cjd That would already be advanced thinking. Do you think that there will be a real fight? I'm not so sure.
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