1) " has taken down all repositories and sites hosting code for the popular utility `youtube-dl`, which allows you download and view YouTube videos without the tracking and the Ads, under pressure from the Record Industry Association of America."

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2) 's action against is an act of censorship; an attack against Internet freedom and software freedom. This is very IMPORTANT : please spend 10 seconds, excersise your software freedom and save youtube-dl!

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@lohang use vlc to open network stream, paste youtube url, tools>codec info, copy path at bottom, paste in browser, right click and save. Github is MS and big tech are all buddy buddy

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