Some days ago GitHub received a DMCA complain from the RIAA to remove youtube-dl due to copyright violations. The youtube-dl website is still online and I mirrored the files to my website just in case.

Now, due to a bug in GitHub – known for a long time – it’s possible to add files to other users’ repositories without modifying the checkout. You can’t change the current hash, but when adding files a new hash is created and you can link to that exact hash in order to get the files. Very neat!

So, long story short, that’s exactly what someone did.



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