Google is keen to preserve the goose that lays the golden eggs that is YouTube from the platforms that allow you to download videos. Today, with the help of the RIAA, she had the YouTube-DL library removed from Github.
YouTube became the world leader in video on demand. Advertising funded, with more than 15 billion dollars in turnover in 2019, Google takes a very dim view of all the solutions that circumvent the solutions put in place to prevent downloading.
An open-source library in the sights of the RIAA
The RIAA or Recording Industry Association of America is the American organization in charge, among other things, of protection against audiovisual piracy. It is she who hunts for sites hosting torrents or allowing streaming movies to be watched. Today she tackled a different target, la page Github de YouTube-DL. This is’a library for downloading videos from YouTube.
In the past, other sites have been closed, such as YouTube-MP3 while others like 2Conv and FLVto are currently being prosecuted. In addition to legal actions, Google actively seeks and blocks the IP addresses of anyone who is too active on the platform, targeting bots. A game of cat and mouse was therefore initiated between the American giant and those he considers to be vulgar pirates.
Source : Techcrunch
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