GitHub reinstates youtube-dl library after EFF intervention | ZDNet
Now what do we FOSSers think about the whole story?
@fredl99 I think foss apps should not use github, based on principal.
@fatboy IMHO, it never should've been taken down to begin with. Rather, the RIAA should've been counter-notified that this is open source code not bound itself to what a user does with it as it's purpose never was or will be copyright circumvention. Companies need to start standing up for themselves and their users rather than immediately bowing to the RIAA and others, especially when it's beyond obvious that the "offended party" has no real standing whatsoever.
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