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 ;)
@codeberg @arh @ashimokawa @shom @af no offense, I love you guys, but I do not believe that your position on this one matters much. This needs to go to court and we need a decision that kicks the RIAA in their place (and, perhaps, in the nuts). But again: this is just my position, and this does not matter much, either. In the end, only a court ruling will fix this in the long term.
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