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You know, my grandparents used to run a restaurant. And my father told me a story where some RIAA representatives came demanding license payments. Because ofcourse a restaurant would play music (incorrect)!

The RIAA is a mob, and always has been.

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Want to support your favorite YouTuber, author, artist, or open source project? Check if they have a way to SUBSCRIBE to support them. Even $1/month can be a huge help when it is reliable, predictable income. Patreon, GitHub Sponsors, etc. are great for this.

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So yeah pirate everything fuck giving corporations cash. Ask the creatives that made what you enjoy for their PayPal’s and give them 100% of the proceeds from your purchase.

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I personally am adamantly against advertising as a business model

I’m also adamantly against trying to undermine or circumvent the business models of independent creatives just trying to make a living

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Support artists who release their work for free or use DRM-free platforms like Bandcamp.

Do not support artists who lock their work behind DRMed platforms.

Vote with your wallet. Don't give people money who don't deserve it. Foster a culture of support and owning what you pay for.
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The decision must have shown us, if the takeover didn't, that Github is not a suitable place to host FOSS projects.

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@Alekhine If only there was some kind of *distributed* version control system to use. 🤔

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So, if this youtube-dl thing ends up with distributions such as #debian being pressured to remove it, I hope they consider this:

The RIAA would not have brought this action without Google's backing. Google is not a friend of your distribution.

Perhaps your distro should IDK, change its default search engine.

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You have as much right to be you as everyone else has to be whoever they are.

Don't make yourself smaller for other people's convenience. You deserve better than that.

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+1 for youtube-dl accessibility (personal experience) 

I download videos (not music/movies, mind you) during an "unmetered period" late at night since I cannot fully utilize my home internet connection

if YTDL went away, I'd effectively be limited to one video a day, and it'd have to be at 360p or 480p, and no longer than 10-15 (20 max) minutes unless I wanted to 'gamble' on whether our monthly quote would be covered until the next period

also, it doesn't roll over

imagine that

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ALL browsers should've added this YEARS ago, I don't understand why It took this long to do It.

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just remember that in order to PREVENT yourself from ever violating #RIAA copyright you DO NOT want to go to

pypi.org/project/spotify-dl/

and use the tool Spotify-dl to download whole playlists straight to mp3

I REPEAT DO NOT DO THIS, COPYRIGHT IS SO GOOD AND COOL

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Facebook, Google, etc., are never going to change – they’re financially successful because of their toxic business model. Just like Big Tobacco is still Big Tobacco and Big Oil is still Big Oil, Big Tech will remain Big Tech.

Regulate the crap out of them and invest in Small Tech.

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"We moved to GitHub because everyone's already there"

"We shut down the mailing lists because most of our users prefer to use GitLab in their web browser"

"We're rewriting in Rust because we don't really have any non-x86_64 users"

"We're leaving IRC because Discord is more user-friendly"

What all of these arguments have in common is that they exclude people, centralize infrastructure, and eschew free software for proprietary solutions, all in the name of some ill-defined measure of "progress".

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TFW you have to rely on torrented source code to ensure that your legitimate programs are still available.

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Hey guys just FYI: old != bad

Just in case that didn't sink in: JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING IS "OLD" DOES NOT MEAN IT'S FUCKING BAD

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