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After EFF Gets Involved, GitHub Defies RIAA By Reinstating YouTube-DL

YouTube-DL returns to GitHub after the RIAA demanded the software be removed with a DMCA takedown. In the middle of October, the RIAA sent the DMCA complaint to GitHub against YouTube-DL. It alleged that YouTube-DL allowed users to circumvent YouTube’s copyright protections. It also argued that the tool promoted piracy by mentioning several songs in […]

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RIAA Is Playing Wack-a-Mole on Github as Stream-Ripper Code Proliferates

After Github removed a popular YouTube stream ripping application at the RIAA’s request – hell is breaking loose. The request wasn’t well-received by the open-source community, who asked Microsoft to resign from the RIAA. Many developers who relied on the project for their own began reposting the code to their repositories. The situation got so […]

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RIAA Seeks Information On 40 YouTube Ripper Sites – Two Subpoenas Issued

The RIAA is building a case against 40 different YouTube ripper sites, thanks to two subpoenas. Shutting down pirate sites is hard work that starts with obtaining information about the site’s owners. That information may include the domain owner, IP addresses for servers, or any personal details registered. The RIAA has obtained two DMCA subpoenas […]

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RIAA Battle Against YouTube Rippers Heats Up – Ripper Sues RIAA

The RIAA’s battle against YouTube rippers is heating up after the removal of YouTube-DL. Here’s the latest. On Friday, Microsoft-owned GitHub removed the YouTube-DL repository after a request from the RIAA. The removal was in response to the RIAA citing DMCA Section 1201 or removing content that helps bypass copyright protection restrictions. The open-source community […]