The youtube-dl team backed down, they removed functionality necessary for it to access some videos.
I'm not faulting them, maybe they live in a repressive country where their lives are under threat, they don't owe it to us.
But yesterday youtube-dl was accessible everywhere BUT Github, today partial-youtube-dl is accessible on Github, and from now on the main developed branch will be partial-youtube-dl. That's it, the boogiemen won.
@cjd And Github is making it sound like they are the heroes. "Look at us, bringing it back, standing up for developers". Complete BS.
while technically all European countries have anti-circumvention laws (because WIPO Copyright Treaty), I agree that youtube-dl moving to an European hosting could cause give many devs the wrong idea and make them move as well.
I don't think github did anything wrong in handling the takedown - they didn't have a choice - but you're right in that they also didn't have a choice but to be nice to youtube-dl devs.
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