Our statement on the youtube-dl DMCA Takedown is online:
Having yt in the title of the app probably didn't do any favours and brought attention to itself.
I know of others that do similar and have generic titles.
@af The difference is that there is a decided court ruling, not just a random request letter.
@af The Hamburg court issued a cease and desist order: the notice is the order
"However, if we for example host a legitimate open source tool and we would receive a similar notice, then we most likely would have to disable the repository"
Which for me means "if we get an angry email, we will take down the repo until the owner gets a judge to say it's ok" which is exactly what Microsoft is doing.
The novel aspect of the youtube-dl case is that interpretation of legality is countering prior assumptions--many Codeberg users would not assume such a project illegal in EU, and even professional experts are divided. We provide some sources in the blog post.
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