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Excellent interview with past youtube-dl maintainer Philipp Hagemeister:

https://news.perthchat.org/youtube-dl-removed-from-github/

Previously, previously.

#PhilippHagemeister #youtubedl #github #riaa #dmca #microsoft #youtube #copyright
 

Thank you RIAA and Google for removing a bunch of little commitments


The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) removed the Github
repo for program that I use to download Youtube Videos for later viewing
(youtube-dl). This has upset me in a few ways, not the least of which is
that Youtube changed in a way that makes the version that I have no
longer work. I used this for downloading videos that I want to watch
later, which has been accruing a large number of "watch it later"
videos. I decided that it was time to remove all of my Youtube
subscriptions. Furthermore, I took the opportunity to delete (wholesale)
the videos that I had downloaded (after a brief look to see if there was
anything that I truly wanted to watch later on). The results were pretty
enlightening. By removing all of those little commitments I had on my
local drive (and let's be honest, every one of them was a little
commitment) I felt like I had just freed up a bunch of time and
attention. By not looking in my feeds for those video subscriptions I
felt like I'd carved out more time in my day. It's absurd because most
days I don't watch videos, but just knowing that I had removed those
little commitments for some future date was amazing.

It's not often I can say "Thank You" for something that pisses me off as
much as the RIAA and Google have, but their short-sighted action has
made me better understand my interactions with their media and content.
It's made me realize that keeping some mental space in there to dip in
there and watch a bunch of "feel good" content is just another dopamine
hit-parade that I don't need to keep servicing.

(To all of those Youtube Content Creators out there that I unsubscribed
from: Please thank the RIAA and Google for the small dip I made to your
subscriber lists. They earned it.)

(Oh, I'm sure I'll be really pissed when I can't do a simple Youtube
Import on Peertube of the livestream for our Michigan!/usr/group
meeting, but hopefully this will get resolved soon.)

Now to do something better with that mental bandwidth I was reserving
for watching videos.

http://decafbad.net/2020/10/25/thank-you-riaa-and-google-for-removing-a-bunch-of-little-commitments/
#misc #Adayinthelife #RIAA #Youtube #Rants #DeepThoughts
 

The RIAA's fraudulent attack on youtube-dl is not a DMCA §512 infringement/safe-harbour, and the reality is weird


Many people seem to think that the RIAA's late-on-a-Friday copyright claim by against Web multimedia-content Swiss army knife youtube-dl falls under the DMCA's online content provider safe-harbour §512 provisions against infringing works. [1]It does not.

Under U.S. copyright law, "safe-harbour" provisions immunise service providers from copyright infringement claims, if the provider "takes down" the named content when a claim is received, under 17 USC 512 (c)(1)(C). The safe-harbour protections apply only to hosting of infringing works, and neither youtube-dl nor its test suites infringe on any RIAA or member copyrights as averred in RIAA's notice. Further, a claim must identify the specific works infringed in the work, (§512 (c)(3)(A)(iii)) which the RIAA's claim does not.

See the statute at Cornell University's U.S. Code repository, referenced further here:
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/512

[url=https://web.archive.org/web/20201025095539/https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2020/10/2020-10-23-RIAA.md]The RIAA's letter[/url] does not claim infringement within the text of youtube-dl source or test suites, though it tries hard to appear so, but rather possible incidental copying, of an overwhelmingly non-infringing nature, and anti-circumvention of a "copyright protection mechanism", under §1201. That last is also part of the DMCA, but falls outside the safe-harbour takedown provisions.

At best, youtube-dl's test suite may be infringing works when run, in which case infringement would accrue to the operator, presumably a tester or Github's CI/CD process. Even that argument is specious: Given output is discarded, no permanent copy is retained, and the action is for research and development, and numerous Fair Use affirmative defence claims exist under §107, notably (1) and (4), test suite execution falls outside exclusive rights. Any one fair-use test is sufficient, or none at all. Test suite execution could be argued non-infringing under numerous theories, including reverse engineering, research, interoperability, all under §1201, or under general limitations on exclusive rights in §112 (ephemeral recordings), §117 (computer programmes), or elsewhere.Further, under §512 (f) the RIAA's deceptive claim is liable for sanctions:
Any person who knowingly materially misrepresents under this section— (1) that material or activity is infringing ... shall be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by the alleged infringer, by any copyright owner or copyright owner’s authorized licensee, or by a service provider, who is injured by such misrepresentation, as the result of the service provider relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing, or in replacing the removed material or ceasing to disable access to it.

The fun begins


This is where ... things get interesting....
  • The "copyright protection scheme" in question, if it even is one, was written by and is provided by Google/Youtube, not the RIAA.
  • It is not even clear to me the RIAA has standing to sue under §1203: "Any person injured by a violation of section 1201 or 1202 may bring a civil action in an appropriate United States district court for such violation." RIAA are not injured due to utilisation of a non-member's mechanism.
  • The claim does not pass the 17 USC 1201 (a)(2)(B) test: that the technology "has only limited commercially significant purpose or use other than to circumvent a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work protected under this title".
  • Yes, Github (or its owner, Microsoft Corp.) may have liability under 17 USC 1201 (a)(2), "offer to the public, provide, or otherwise traffic" the code, subject to the same test above. However there is no safe-harbour provision for such violations.
  • Microsoft is listed on the RIAA's members page. Neither Google LLC, its Youtube subsidiary, nor parent Alphabet Inc. are. The RIAA are threatening a member for a §1201 violation against a nonmember. That's ... weird. https://www.riaa.com/about-riaa/riaa-members/
  • A further defence is the §1201(f)(2) exception: "a person may develop and employ technological means to circumvent a technological measure, or to circumvent protection afforded by a technological measure ... or for the purpose of enabling interoperability of an independently created computer program with other programs".
  • Youtube-dl is executing code provided by Google/YouTube, for Wold Wide Web user agents, as a World Wide Web user agent, and meant to be accessed and run by user agents in order to access YouTube content. That is, youtube-dl's operation is entirely within YouTube's technical design and intent.
  • Any potential copyright infringement which might occur through use of youtube-dl is at the volition of users, not the software's authors, actions would properly be directed at such users for individual acts of infringement, and much of this is subject to the same defences listed above, and others.

What then shall we do?


The remaining question is whether or not this claim should be contested. I argue that it should, on numerous grounds;
  • Though the claim is made under US law, similar anti-circumvention provisions exist in international law, which is highly standardised in large part thanks to the RIAA, MPAA (video), SIIA (software), WIPO, and other copyright monopoly cartels' special-interest deep-pockets lobbying. Offshore legal safe havens are limited and vulnerable. Defence within DMCA /anti-circ / WIPO / Berne regions is unfortunately necessary. Simply hosting the repository outside US jurisdiction is not sufficient, though a valid immediate response.
  • Such claims are specious at best, carry heavy chilling efects, may be entirely fraudulent, and should carry considerable risk. A countersuit agaist RIAA may help make this cartel, or others, think twice about repeating such attempts, as well as establish precedent agaist future such attemps.
  • The future of software, to which Microsoft claims to have harnessed its own wagon, is open, collaborative, Free Software. As such, the software and information services industry's interests diverge from those of regressive copyright maximalists.

TL;DR:


This is not a 17 USC 512 infringement/safe-harbour, RIAA's standing is highly questionable, it is threatening a member for an averred nonmember's §1201 injury, any actual works duplication is not performed by youtube-dl's developers directly, nor is the work itself or its test suite an infringement of RIAA / members copyrights, and numerous defences exist for routine use or incidental transmission or copies made by developers, hosting services,or others. Further, youtube-dl, digital and information liberties groups, Microsoft, and Google/Youtube should fight the RIAA's claim.

Notes:

#youtubedl #riaa #dmca #copyright #github #microsoft #youtube #google #FairUse #monopoly #cartel #AlphabetInc
 

youtube-dl Is Not Gone


This headline had me really worried.

https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-takes-down-popular-open-source-youtube-dl-software-201024/

However, youtube-dl is not gone. It's only gone from GitHub, which all right-thinking projects have already left, anyway. (Check out https://codeberg.org/).

We can install youtube-dl now the way we always have.
sudo curl -L [url=https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl]https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl[/url] -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl 
sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

As someone pointed out to me a while back, you can also install it in distros where ~/bin is in PATH like this.
curl -L [url=https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl]https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl[/url] -o ~/bin/youtube-dl 
chmod 755 ~/bin/youtube-dl

This allows you to update youtube-dl without using sudo. We update youtube-dl with youtube-dl -U. It's necessary to update youtube-dl often.

See https://yt-dl.org/ for more info about youtube-dl.

#privacy #surveillance #freedom #youtube #youtube-dl #download #downloads #video #videos #invidious
RIAA Takes Down Popular Open Source YouTube-DL Software
 

youtube-dl Is Not Gone


This headline had me really worried.

https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-takes-down-popular-open-source-youtube-dl-software-201024/

However, youtube-dl is not gone. It's only gone from GitHub, which all right-thinking projects have already left, anyway. (Check out https://codeberg.org/).

We can install youtube-dl now the way we always have.
sudo curl -L [url=https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl]https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl[/url] -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl 
sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

As someone pointed out to me a while back, you can also install it in distros where ~/bin is in PATH like this.
curl -L [url=https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl]https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl[/url] -o ~/bin/youtube-dl 
chmod 755 ~/bin/youtube-dl

This allows you to update youtube-dl without using sudo. We update youtube-dl with youtube-dl -U. It's necessary to update youtube-dl often.

See https://yt-dl.org/ for more info about youtube-dl.

#privacy #surveillance #freedom #youtube #youtube-dl #download #downloads #video #videos #invidious
RIAA Takes Down Popular Open Source YouTube-DL Software
 

youtube-dl Is Not Gone


This headline had me really worried.

https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-takes-down-popular-open-source-youtube-dl-software-201024/

However, youtube-dl is not gone. It's only gone from GitHub, which all right-thinking projects have already left, anyway. (Check out https://codeberg.org/).

We can install youtube-dl now the way we always have.
sudo curl -L [url=https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl]https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl[/url] -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl 
sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

As someone pointed out to me a while back, you can also install it in distros where ~/bin is in PATH like this.
curl -L [url=https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl]https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl[/url] -o ~/bin/youtube-dl 
chmod 755 ~/bin/youtube-dl

This allows you to update youtube-dl without using sudo. We update youtube-dl with youtube-dl -U. It's necessary to update youtube-dl often.

See https://yt-dl.org/ for more info about youtube-dl.

#privacy #surveillance #freedom #youtube #youtube-dl #download #downloads #video #videos #invidious
RIAA Takes Down Popular Open Source YouTube-DL Software
 
#lbry as #google #youtube alternative
 
#lbry as #google #youtube alternative
 

Youtube "age-gating" more videos, youtube-dl affected


Addressing content concerns (hate, gore, sexual nature, etc.) Youtube is age-restricting, or "age-gating", a larger set of videos. This also includes closing the loophole of viewing such videos from third-party sites. Or, apparently, download tools such as youtube-dl.

The policy change is discussed at The Verge, "YouTube is about to age-restrict way more videos":
YouTube is rolling out more artificial intelligence-powered technology to catch more videos that may require age restrictions, meaning more viewers will be asked to sign into their accounts to verify their age before watching.

Similar to how YouTube used machine learning techniques to try to better catch violent extremism and more of the platform’s most severe content beginning in 2017, and later to find videos that included hateful conduct, the same approach will be used in this case to automatically flag videos YouTube deems not age-appropriate. As a result, YouTube is expecting to see far more videos pop up with age-gated restrictions.

The company is preparing for there to be some mistakes in labeling, as is the case with any rollout of AI moderation tech. And as part of the changes, people watching YouTube videos embedded on third-party sites will be redirected to YouTube to sign in and verify their age. ...
https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/22/21449717/youtube-age-restriction-machine-learning-rollout-kids-content-monetization-creators

Youtube-dl is a command-line utility supporting media download and streaming from multiple websites, including its namesake, and provides functionality in numerous other tools (e.g., mpv). Several recent issues have been opened apparently resulting from the age-gate change.

Issue search: https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+age-gate+youtube

#youtube #youtube-dl #AgeGating #mpv #video #moderation #google
 

Invidious alternative YouTube Web interface will shut down September 1

Starting September 1st, I'm shutting down the user-facing portion of https://invidio.us and stepping away from development. If you have an account on the site, you can export your data here, which will allow you to import everything to another instance or self-host.

The API will continue to function until October 1st, to give time for any services relying on it to migrate to other solutions. If you're a patron on Liberapay, I would urge you to switch your donation to iv-org, as that will ensure it goes to the stewards of the project going forward.
#invidious #youtube #sadface #video
 
How much spying does #google #youtube do? Well, to the point of breaking standards to include attributes like "gyroscope" and "accelerometer" in video embedments. They want to know a lot.
 
Ca s'internationalise grave cette page^^!
de debo...en chinois
'Y a-t-il une photo/info de Trump dans cette vidéo ? Je ne l'ai pas regardé assez longtemps pour le voir.'
de debo en russe
C'est un excellent dessin animé de Trump, mais pourquoi ajouter un lien vers la vidéo de Maxwell ?
Sinon bien trop de #Google et #Youtube ici, je trouve:(! PS merci Deepl^^
 
Bonjour à tous,
Débutante ici je recherche un moyen de m’extraire de Facebook (j’avoue, ça fait un moment mais je suis longue à la détente ^^). Malheureusement il me manque les médias que j’ai l’habitude de lire (ou s’ils sont présents leur actualité y est réduite) ainsi que mes amis.
Est-ce que vous avez des conseils pour motiver l’entourage à migrer ici et pour suivre quotidiennement les posts de vos médias préférés sans passer par Facebook? (idem pour Youtube car il me semble que Peertube ne propose que peu de contenu de ce que j’ai pu explorer)
Merci d’avance pour vos idées :)
#facebook #youtube #gafam #média #amis #libre #aide #nouvelleici #alternatives #communauté #merci
 

There’s a simple trick to watch YouTube videos without any ads | The Verge

Over on Reddit (and as highlighted by Android Police and 9to5Google), someone has posted a simple way of watching YouTube videos in a web browser without any ads. In the URL for whatever video you want to view, you just need to add an extra period after the dot com in the YouTube link.
Seems to work. For now.

#technology #tech #YouTube #video
 
Eichhörnchen-Hindernisparkur zum Schutz eines Vogelfutterkastens. Was als kleines Projekt anfing, ist ziemlich eskaliert bei dem Typen. :D


#youtube #bastelkram
 
Eichhörnchen-Hindernisparkur zum Schutz eines Vogelfutterkastens. Was als kleines Projekt anfing, ist ziemlich eskaliert bei dem Typen. :D


#youtube #bastelkram
 
...and I count #youtube as #socialcontrolmedia (it wasn't originally so, but they added social control-like features, enhanced censorship policies etc.)
#google YouTube has been a BOON for misinformation, dumbing down the public
The concept itself is broken
 
...and I count #youtube as #socialcontrolmedia (it wasn't originally so, but they added social control-like features, enhanced censorship policies etc.)
#google YouTube has been a BOON for misinformation, dumbing down the public
The concept itself is broken
 
Image/Photo
ALL. OF. THE. FUCKING. ABOVE.

(But since I can only choose three...)

#YouTube
 
#Netflix has put a bunch of their educational documentaries on #YouTube, for free.
 
#Netflix has put a bunch of their educational documentaries on #YouTube, for free.
 
@Ray Bernache
I don’t make money with this technology, I get paid to keep cell phones operating as economically as possible, for years I used to keep broken phones to to repair others, in these days of glued together disposables, that isn’t an option, but when I purchase replacement cell phones, I still refuse to buy bleeding edge technology for many reasons, none of which involve safety
That's very commendable.

You do realize you're always picking on that cancer, don't you?
Cancer is caused by mutations in the genetic material, it is very unlikely that not so deeply penetrating radiation is strong enough to damage the DNA directly.
But even a slight excitation of molecules, as well as cell membranes, can affect their permeability.
This can affect the entire messenger substance transport, which can also lead to a disturbance of the repair mechanisms of the cells.
But it can trigger certain immune reactions, etc. This would explain e.g. headaches during prolonged mobile phone use.
Do you ever wonder why all your links supporting your belief are from paid publishing houses, conspiracy sites, or groups who’s stated purpose is to end the evil cell phones?
Yes, I noticed that already, but these studies are all on the scientific preview servers.
But I am not really surprised.
When the first biologists/ecologists, suspected human-induced climate change, it was only a conspiracy. The Club of Rome and The Limits to Growth was somehow still concrete, but an assumption that humans could influence the whole climate, crazy.
When the biologists and ecologists warned for the unpredictable influence of genetically modified seeds, they were of course also spinners.
When the first doctors warned against the consumption of genetically modified food or its use as animal feed, they were as much crazy as the scientists who warned about the health risks of palm oil.
Always on the side of the industry lobby that fought against these views, then as now the WHO.
Therefore it is not surprising that the WHO has come to the following judgement:
UN and WHO panel conclude the herbicide glyphosate is 'unlikely' to cause cancer at realistic exposure levels
Yes, it's all a stupid conspiracy theory, by a few eco-people who make a living here by having a few other wackos listen to them and click on their website.

But your Source is really funny.

**Vox,com'' is a liberal-leaning American news and opinion website owned by **Vox Media''
Vox's media presence also includes a #YouTube channel, several podcasts, and a show presented on #Netflix.
The New York Times described Vox Media as "a technology company that produces media" rather than its inverse, associated with "Old Media".[

Vox Media's brands are built on Concert, a publisher-led marketplace for advertising, and Chorus, its proprietary content management system. [5]The company's lines of business include the publishing platform Chorus, Concert, Vox Creative, Vox Entertainment, Vox Media Studios, and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
Other funders are

* Allen & Company:
In 2016, Allen & Co was the lead advisor to Time Warner in its $108 billion acquisition by AT&T, [15]LinkedIn for its merger talks with Microsoft, [16]Walmart in its $3.3 billion purchase of Jet.com, [17]and Verizon in its $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo!. [18]In 2017, Allen & Co. was the advisor to Chewy.com in PetSmart’s $3.35 billion purchase of the online retailer.
[19]Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_%26_Company
  • Providence Equity Partners LLC is an American global private equity investment firm focused on media, communications, education and information investments. The firm specializes in leveraged buyout transactions as well as growth capital investments and has invested in more than 140 companies globally since its inception in 1989.[1]
    [2]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Providence_Equity_Partners
* Theodore John Leonsis (born January 8, 1957) is an American businessman, investor, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and former politician. He is a former senior executive with America Online (AOL), and the founder, chairman, and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment.
  • Dan Rosensweig is an American business executive who is chairman, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of student services company Chegg. [1]Previously, Rosensweig served as president and CEO of Guitar Hero; COO at Yahoo!; president of CNET, and president and CEO of ZDNet.
But right, the scientists who, unfortunately, are kept deadly silent by all the normal press. Those who do not receive any extra pre-funding from industry and where there is absolutely no financial interest, they are of course conspirators.
Who could have a financial interest in 5G not succeeding?
Wait a minute, maybe the pigeon fanciers, hoping that their pigeons will soon be able to carry on transmitting messages.
 

Coronavirus outbreak causes YouTube to cut video streaming default to 480p | Android Authority

Out of concern for keeping the rising internet traffic clear of congestion during the coronavirus outbreak, Google is making some changes to YouTube. Starting today, the video streaming service will cut the streaming quality default down to standard definition (480p) resolution for at least a month.
I just checked, here in the UK, and YouTube still defaults to 1080p for me, though I expect this will change. I just lowered it to 720p to help out. If the video quality isn't important, I'll lower it to 480p.

#internet #video #StreamingVideo #YouTube
Coronavirus outbreak causes YouTube to cut video streaming default to 480p
 

YouTube joins Netflix in reducing video quality in Europe | The Verge

YouTube is reducing the quality of its videos in Europe, as an increase in home usage strains the continent’s internet during the novel coronavirus outbreak, Reuters reports. “We are making a commitment to temporarily switch all traffic in the EU to standard definition by default,” the company said in a statement.
#technology #tech #StreamingVideo #YouTube
 

Listen to the Hummingbird


Listen to the Hummingbird- #LeonardCohen

"Listen to the hummingbird
Whose wings you cannot see
Listen to the hummingbird
Don't listen to me"

#Music #hummingbird #Youtube
 

Listen to the Hummingbird


Listen to the Hummingbird- #LeonardCohen

"Listen to the hummingbird
Whose wings you cannot see
Listen to the hummingbird
Don't listen to me"

#Music #hummingbird #Youtube
 
This one is for "Funky Claude"...

RIP Claude Nobs (1936 – 2013)

#gplusarchive #repost #bot #googleplus #video #YouTube

Originally posted on Google+ on Fri Jan 11, 2013

 
This one is for "Funky Claude"...

RIP Claude Nobs (1936 – 2013)

#gplusarchive #repost #bot #googleplus #video #YouTube

Originally posted on Google+ on Fri Jan 11, 2013

 
Rappelez peut-être que l'on est pas sur #Google et qu'il faut cesser de faire des liens vers #Youtube et vers #Tweeter:)?
 

Wanna break free from #Google?


Here are some recommendations:
What did I missed? What is you favourite alternative? and why?
#freesoftware #foss #floss #open-source #opensource #linux #gnu-linux #fdroid #technoethical #mobile #software #privacy #surveillance #freedom
 
There is other services like that, I don't remember the #YouTube thing at them moment.

invidio.us
 
A great function for #Friendica or some addon would be to replace links in posts automatically with urls that are more protective of privacy.

Example:
Replace all twitter.com links with links to nitter.net, this is a pure replacement and will actually result in the same embedding.
So this https://twitter.com/shoushouswelt/status/1189534064103055360 becomes this https://nitter.net/shoushouswelt/status/1189534064103055360 and the embedding still works.

There is other services like that, I don't remember the #YouTube thing at them moment.

!Friendica Support #Twitter
 

Google announces three new ways to hide your personal activity from Google - The Verge

Google is kicking off Cybersecurity Awareness Month by rolling out new tools that give customers greater control over their privacy when using Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Assistant. The company has confirmed that it’s launching incognito mode for Maps, which will debut on Android this month before expanding to iOS “soon.”
#technology #Google #Maps #YouTube #Assistant #privacy #security
 
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