You received’t discover the supply code for YouTube-DL, a preferred device that can be utilized to obtain movies from YouTube, and for a few of its forks and copies on GitHub anymore. Once you go to their pages, you’ll discover a discover that claims the “[r]epository [is] unavailable on account of DMCA takedown” as an alternative. That’s as a result of the Microsoft-owned code internet hosting platform took all of them down after getting a authorized request from the Recording Business Affiliation of America (RIAA).
Public Information Authorized Director John Bergmayer defined on Twitter that the letter wasn’t precisely a DMCA takedown discover regardless of what GitHub posted on the supply codes’ now-empty pages. The affiliation mentioned in its letter that YouTube-DL violates part 1201 of the US copyright legislation and therefore is illegitimate in and of itself. It argued that the device violates copyright legislation, as a result of it’s clearly meant to “circumvent the technological safety measures utilized by licensed streaming providers resembling YouTube” and to “reproduce and distribute music movies and sound recordings owned by [RIAA’s] member firms with out authorization for such use.”