Holy cow, the RIAA has gotten youtube-dl taken off Github. DMCA notice
Youtube-dl is a legitimate tool with a world of a lawful uses. Demanding its removal from Github is a disappointing and counterproductive move by the RIAA.
The RIAA just got GitHub to ban open source YouTube downloaders. They don't want anyone to share this code: mplayer $(echo -s " $youtube_url | sed -n "/watch_fullscreen/s;.*\(video_id.\+\)&title.*;\1;p")&fmt=22") Woops.
This isn’t really a DMCA request. I don’t see an assertion that youtube-dl is an infringing work. Rather the claim is that it’s illegal per se
At the request of the recording industry, GitHub has removed public access to the youtube-dl repository, an incredibly useful open source tool for downloading local copies of videos from YouTube and other sites. Here's RIAA's takedown notice
YouTube-dl has received a DMCA takedown from RIAA
👎🏻 , owned by , kowtows to , removes `youtube-dl`.