youtube-dl Is Back

16th November 2020

Good news! The youtube-dl repository is now back up on GitHub. If you weren't aware, it was removed due to the RIAA issued a DMCA takedown notice.

As much as I agreed that the use of youtube-dl spanned much further than simply downloading videos from YouTube, I don't think the name exactly helps.

If you're wondering what they had to change to bring youtube-dl back, then you'll be surprised. They simply removed any uses of RIAA member videos from the tests. The fact that this fixed the issue, makes the whole ordeal seem a little childish to me.

But who cares, it's back.

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