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Joâo SCHNIER retweeted
But even in a crowded field of abusive corporate DMCA theories, the RIAA's attack on youtube-dl was a new low. Youtube-dl doesn't bypass any DRM! It just de-obfuscates a hidden URL. The idea that finding a hidden URL is the same as bypassing DRM is legally laughable. 11/
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Replying to @theSamParr
A similar tool, youtube-dl, had a DMCA takedown issued by the RIAA in November. yt1s getting popular very well could have been people recommending it (and linking) as an alternative while youtube-dl was unavailable. Those kinds of tools got a lot of press at that time
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Back in November, EFF got GitHub to reverse that DMCA takedown for youtube-dl, finding RIAA's argument without merit. GitHub went further, promising technical reviews for future DMCA notices before yanking projects, and a $1M legal defense fund. Good. techcrunch.com/2020/11/16/gi…
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Don't forget, the RIAA a couple months ago tried to DMCA an *open source* collaboratively developed program called "youtube-dl", made to streamline downloading of publicly accessible media online It's as though they're attempting to kill any sort of "record" button #stopDMCA
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Replying to @LBRYcom
YouTube had nothing to do with the DMCA take down, it was issued by RIAA as it bypasses music video DRM. Google employees have contributed considerably to youtube-dl. YouTube cannot keep you trapped, under GDPR you are entitled to a full data export.
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