StorJ hosted GitHub backup: youtube-dl

If you haven’t heard there was a takedown sent for youtube-dl by RIAA: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/youtube-dl-removed-from-github-after-riaa-dmca-notice/

This take down (and the fact that Microsoft) decided to cooperate with it in the mean time, is disturbing; as youtube-dl is itself not copyright material and has legitimate uses (while yes, it is likely used as a tool to pirate, it is itself just a tool and therefor not illegal as is claimed (imagine the chaos if hammers were banned because they can be used to break and enter…)).

StorJ hosted (gitbackup.org) for the win: https://gitbackup.org/#/user/ytdl-org

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awesome, better save it quickly because it might get taken down as well? :rofl:
What ever happened to having a “private offline copy” of a video?
Not surprised one big compandy doesn’t stand up against this… Why waste money on something microsoft doesn’t care about… And everything microsoft touches goes south… Can’t wait until I need to convert my github account to a microsoft account lol

Watch out though, soon they’ll take down safe messengers because they can be used to organize crimes :wink:

(Your link somehow doesn’t work, it needs an “/” at the end: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/youtube-dl-removed-from-github-after-riaa-dmca-notice/ )

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Now what is going to happen if millions of people use the Gitbackup link to download this file?
Will it replicate to more nodes and regions to ensure fast downloads at all times?

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The file is 1.9MB. If you download from 35 locations that’s ~60kB per location. I’d say it will always be downloaded “fast”.
But iirc there is no automatic adaptation implemented yet. The ratio for pieces is fixed by the satellite at the moment.

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well thats funny, but isn’t it always like that… some software allows you to download streamed videos, the sites adapt so the software doesn’t work or attack them directly if possible.

then the download software evolves and again becomes able to download from the streaming site and then they go back and forth…

i kinda like viddly right now, it’s very nice… but usually have to change to another every few years…

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Lol, that’s weird that the back slash is required, must be some generated page. I fixed it now.

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Two of the worst years for general knowledge distribution…

1978 and 1998

The US Congress chose to steal from its citizen’s public domain from the past in 1978 by retroactively extending copyright for publishers… and from the future in 1998 with the DMCA

Without Richard Stallman and his GPL, we would all be extremely software poor. youtube-dl is open source… it will just be rehosted elsewhere.

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yeah it will resurface for sure. They might just adapt their comments and a bit of code and host it again under a different name until it gets taken down again in a few years.

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