RIAA Abuses DMCA to Take Down Popular Tool for Downloading Online Videos
The EFF writes:
“youtube-dl” is a popular free software tool for downloading videos from YouTube and other user-uploaded video platforms. GitHub recently took down youtube-dl’s code repository at the behest of the Recording Industry Association of America, potentially stopping many thousands of users, and other programs and services, that rely on it.
youtube-dl doesn’t use RIAA-member labels’ music in any way. The makers of youtube-dl simply shared information with the public about how to perform a certain task—one with many completely lawful applications.
Adafruit produces hours of new video content each week including how-tos and tutorials, showcases of community projects, new product updates, CircuitPython community meetings, and more. We publish or stream these live to the Adafruit YouTube channel and other platforms. youtube-dl allows us to safely and automatically archive all of our shows, as well as make them available as independent audio and video podcasts.
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