youtube-dl, the most popular project in the world for backing up YouTube content, was just taken down

make no mistake -- YouTube wants to keep you trapped

and when they decide to ban you without warning, they don't want there to be backups

our YouTube sync tools will be unaffected

but if you're on YouTube, you're in danger

sign up at to sync your channel today (it's now part of the sign up process)

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here's a link where you can get it for now

crazy that we're using Chinese sites to escape American censorship

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@lbry it's RIAA (i.e. record companies) not YouTube that sent the DMCA

@wolf480pl @lbry I've looked at RIAA members list, and you know what I found?

(available at — needs manual tapping to get to members starting with M)

@tdemin @lbry
at least there is no Alphabet, YouTube or Google on that list

@lbry before you make such bold messages, read the DMCA notice first. It's nothing to deal with YouTube, it's copyrighters who issued a takedown.

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