GitHub revamps copyright takedown policy after restoring YouTube-dl


The source code for YouTube-dl, a tool you can use to download videos from YouTube, is back up on GitHub after the code repository took it down in October following a DMCA problem from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The RIAA argued the tool ran afoul of section 1201 of the United States copyright law by providing people the means to prevent YouTubes DRM.”Importantly, YouTube-dl does not decrypt video streams that are secured with industrial DRM technologies, such as Widevine, that are utilized by membership videos sites, such as Netflix,” the company points out when it comes to the RIAAs main claim.


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