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Robotnik Button: Microsoft loves Open Source, Microsoft loves RIAA



Summary: Microsoft has shown its real priorities [1-9] (just before the weekend when many people might not notice)



  1. ‘youtube-dl’ downloading software removed from GitHub by RIAA takedown notice

    This takedown notice does not necessarily spell the permanent end of youtube-dl. GitHub always immediately takes down any source code project that receives a DMCA notice like this, but the project’s creators will have an opportunity to file a counterclaim in the hopes of restoring youtube-dl’s status on GitHub. We’ll be keeping an eye on the situation as it develops.

  2. RIAA DMCAs GitHub into nuking popular YouTube video download tool, says it can be used to slurp music

    YouTube-DL is pretty simple to use: you give the command-line program the URL of any YouTube video, and it will fetch the material and save it to your computer for future playback.

  3. Recording Industry Association of America Gets Youtube-dl Kicked Off GitHub

    Microsoft GitHub has removed all traces of the very useful youtube-dl utility for downloading videos from YouTube and other websites, including this one, following a questionable DMCA request from the Recording Industry Association of America.

    youtube-dl is a simple command-line utility that lets you easily download audio adn videos from just about any website with a file file embedded in it. It works on sites like this one. A lot of software, including the popular video player mpv, can use it to download video fragments on the fly so videos embedded in web pages can be opened and played as if they were local files.

    The Recording Industry Association of America submitted a DMCA request to Microsoft GitHub demanding that youtube-dl gets removed from the Internet on October 23rd, 2020. The complaint contains this rather misleading claim: [...]



  4. RIAA blitz takes down 18 GitHub projects used for downloading YouTube videos
  5. Microsoft Disables GitHub Repository of Open Source Project youtube-dl

    Recording Industry Association of America, Inc. (RIAA) sent a notice to GitHub for hosting youtube-dl source code. Microsoft’s GitHub took immediate action to disable the repositories. But was it the right thing to do?

  6. Microsoft's GitHub bows to RIAA, takes down YouTube video downloader

    The Microsoft-owned source code repository GitHub has taken down the repository for youtube-dl, a popular command-line script that can be used to download videos from YouTube and many other videos from the Internet, following a DMCA takedown letter sent by the Recording Industry Association of America.

  7. RIAA Takes Down Popular Open Source YouTube-DL Software

    GitHub has removed the open-source YouTube-DL repository as well as several forks. The developer platform took action following a takedown request from the RIAA. The music group argues that the code is primarily used to download copyrighted content and also violates the DMCA's anti-circumvention provisions.

  8. Microsoft Disables GitHub Repository Of youtube-dl After RIAA DMCA Notice

    Popular open source tool to download video from YouTube is no more available at GitHub as Microsoft has disabled it’s repository after the notice from Recording Industry Association of America, Inc. (RIAA).

  9. RIAA weaponizes DMCA against an open source project!


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