GitHub revamps copyright takedown policy after restoring YouTube-dl

  • November 16, 2020
The source code for YouTube-dl, a tool you can use to download videos from YouTube, is back up on GitHub after the code repository took it down in October following a DMCA complaint from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Citing a…

GitHub takes down YouTube video download tools after an RIAA notice

  • October 24, 2020
You won’t find the source code for YouTube-DL, a popular tool that can be used to download videos from YouTube, and for some of its forks and copies on GitHub anymore. When you visit their pages, you’ll find a notice that says the “[r]epository [is]…

GitHub is done depositing its open source codes in the Arctic

  • July 19, 2020
Last year, GitHub revealed its plan to store all of its open source software in an Arctic vault as part of its Archive Program. Now the code-hosting platform is done making sure future generations can access them even if civilization collapses within…