Content warning: Git is a popular version-control system, primarily used for code but popular in other disciplines, too. It can run locally on your computer for personal use, it can run on a server for collaboration, and it can also run as a hosted service for widespread
Git is a popular version-control system, primarily used for code but popular in other disciplines, too. It can run locally on your computer for personal use, it can run on a server for collaboration, and it can also run as a hosted service for widespread public participation. There are many hosted services out there, and one of the most popular brands is GitHub.
As an old-school Linux user and advocate, I'm used to considering Microsoft the opposition, and my praise is grudging, but given where due. By my reckoning, Microsoft are at least 3 for 4 in meeting my suggestions.
- Microsoft is a member of the RIAA. It could and should resign.
- Microsoft can lobby for further exceptions to §1201 anti-circumvention.
- Microsoft can issue a statement formally protesting RIAA's action.
- Microsoft could offer an Amicus brief or other statements in favour of youtube-dl developers.
Die Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) ist eine gemeinnützige Organisation, die zur Förderung, Verbesserung, Entwicklung und Verteidigung von Freien- und Open-Source-Software-Projekten (FLOSS) beiträgt. In ihrem Blog reagiert die SFC nun auf das Abschalten des #youtube-dl Repostories auf der Microsoft Plattform #GitHub...#Urheberrecht #Freiheit #Neutralität #internet #wirtschaft #software #problem #Google #YouTube #streaming #download #musik
... The clear purpose of this source code is to (i) circumvent the technological protection measures used by authorized streaming services such as YouTube, and (ii) reproduce and distribute music videos and sound recordings owned by our member companies without authorization for such use. We note that the source code is described on GitHub as “a command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and a few more sites.” ...https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2020/10/2020-10-23-RIAA.md