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RIAA blitz takes down 18 GitHub projects used for downloading YouTube videos – ZDNet

Main target of the takedown was the youtube-dl project, a Python library that had amassed more than 72k stars on GitHub and was used in many YouTube video ripping…

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Microsoft-owned GitHub has removed today 18 projects from its code-hosting portal following a legal request filed by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
All the code repositories removed today are related to the youtube-dl project.
Youtube-dl is a Python library that allows developers to download the source audio and video files behind YouTube videos.
In a letter sent to GitHub, RIAA argued that the “clear purpose of this source code

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