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US: Archivists’ Victory over Overbroad Copyright Claim

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Click to expand Image A pedestrian walks past the GitHub Inc. offices in San Francisco, California, United States on Monday, June 4, 2018. © 2018 Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images (New York) – A decision by GitHub, a leading software development platform, to reinstate a popular free software tool for downloading videos, means that human rights groups will be able to continue to use the software without interruption to preserve documentation of human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch, Mnemonic, and WITNESS said today. GitHub had removed the code for the software, youtube-dl, from…

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