Youtube-dl is a legitimate tool with a world of a lawful uses. Demanding its removal from Github is a disappointing and counterproductive move by the RIAA.

@eff Six days ago I hatched a plan to create a permissionless, p2p, e2e encrypted alternative to github and began researching and discussing. Got lots of support, including two offers of help from the #foss community.

Yesterday the #RIAA and #github censored the #YouTubeDL repo. That will not be possible with Safe-git, no servers, no server owners.

Here's the plan:


@happybeing @eff I may just be out of touch but what is the RIAA?

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