If you've ever used a Youtube-downloading app for your phone or computer, the Youtube-dl library is probably somewhere in the back-end. Unfortunately, if you don't have a copy of it's code stashed somewhere, you may not be able to find it.

Due to a RIAA copyright takedownrequest, the following pages were removed from Github's archives:

https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl
https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl/tree/gh-pages
http://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/
https://github.com/benkeung/youtube-dl
https://github.com/cyberjacob/youtube-dl
https://github.com/elaopinska/youtube-dl
https://github.com/huangciyin/youtube-dl
https://github.com/jckelley/youtube-dl
https://github.com/LouisPlisso/youtube-dl
https://github.com/ojauch/youtube-dl
https://github.com/rbrito/youtube-dl
https://github.com/successLee/youtube-dl
https://github.com/trammel/youtube-dl
https://github.com/vs9390/youtube-dl
https://github.com/zackfern/youtube-dl
https://github.com/tosuch/youtube-dl
https://github.com/pornophage/youtube-dl
https://github.com/tejaskhot/youtube-dl
https://github.com/VideoUtils/youtube-dl
https://github.com/798221028/youtube-dl


The RIAA mentioned that the project's source code "expressly suggests its use to copy and/or distribute the following copyrighted works."

RIAA, an organization that claims to represent the majority of all the US recording industry, requested that GitHub removed the youtube-dl project from its site, along with forks.

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