selfish yt-dl dmca drama

Karl gmkarl at
Sun Oct 25 12:52:25 PDT 2020

Thanks for the references to youtube-dlc.  Now I can keep pretending
to be invincible with youtube.

On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 12:10 AM Punk-BatSoup-Stasi 2.0 <punks at> wrote:
> > > youtube-dl's source repository was issued a dmca
> > > takedown notice the very same day and is no longer easily accessible.
> >
>         what do you mean not easily accesible?
>         all you need to access it is 1 click.
>         now hopefully they will stop using garbage like github...

It's scary that they haven't linked to a mirror source repository on
that page, but maybe they are protecting it.  It's also scary they
distribute binaries when the app is written in python, but windows
users don't have python.

To do the crucial work of repeatedly stating the obvious in public, if
the source code isn't available it's much harder to protect people
against or find workarounds for incompatible, corrupt, or maliciously
altered downloads.  If the source history isn't available, it's much
harder to sort out bugs or malicious alterations in the source code
itself.  As punk half-asserts, signed tarballs (which have source code
but not history) are still available at which is a blessing, although it seems
there are even better solutions kicking around.

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