Klaus Zimmermann's Corner

Although perhaps the RIAA did "win" the case and took down youtube-dl from Github, the wonderful Streisand Effect made a pyrrhic victory out of it. Witness the tens of new repositories that sprung from it, as complete as possible with even commit history, and the hundreds of anonymous copies (like this one in IPFS) that were made following the announcement.

People will not be silenced by corporations, that's for sure. Now we need to work the other side: how do we switch away from a culture that worships big corporations to one where our culture gets made by the people and for the people? That's the key question. And the answer will essentially disrupt any influence the RIAA and MPAA might have on the media.