Note on the #youtubedl DMCA takedown this night.
In a very unusual turn RIAA justifies the takedown request with EU/German law and claim US analogy to EU rules. (the attachment with a copy of the Hamburg court rule they refer to somehow not linked, one can only guess that this links to §95a UrhG).
The DMCA takedown process which leads to many bogus takedowns does not matter to us at all.
HOWEVER, we do not allow hosting stuff that is illegal in the EU/Germany and/or contains proprietary copyrighted code (we are a free software platform)
In case of youtube-dl the situation is not really clear (if it cracks a copy protection it might be illegal in Germany, and that is how some people argue).
And I am not a lawyer ;)
that's a relief. By U.S. export and sanctions law (which some countries such as Germany comply with sometime) you may be forced to stop selling to us Iranians which is impossible even now because of banking sanctions but anyway you don't have to block the connections and/or cut the access.
Same happens with us in GNU but we have no problem here. Do you own a lawyer to help you with this stuff if similar thing happens?
FSF owns a lawyer and with the help of that lawyer, FSF and GNU are open to us Iranians but they can't sell us stuff, which is not the case because they don't sell anything. I'm even a part of GNU myself and also an associate member of FSF.
But Codeberg sells. If USG complains to German government to force you stop us from buying products from you, you can stop that but by law you're not forced to block our IPs and connections.
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