youtube-dl dev repo barred because of DMCA takedown notice by RIAA

Bernhard E. Reiter bernhard at
Wed Oct 28 12:28:21 UTC 2020

youtube-dl is a Free Software command-line program to download videos from 
YouTube and hundereds of other platforms.

The development repository of github has not been barred because
of an DMCA takedown notice by RIAA

The software itself can still be downloaded from its homepage:

What I wonder is, any smartphone or foto-camera could be used to record 
youtube videos and sound which would make them a dual use tools.
And assuming that some platforms and some videos are okay to download, 
this should make youtube-dl a dual use tools as well.

So from my point of view either the development of smartphone and youtube-dl
should be barred or neither of them. 

Best Regards,

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