[Dev] Parabola stance on game assets

Freemor freemor at freemor.ca
Fri Sep 28 11:31:29 GMT 2018

On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 04:10:20AM +0100, pribib wrote:
> One should probably also consider youtube-dl. Looking at the
> extensive list of sites
> http://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/supportedsites.html I would not
> think it unreasonable to presume that there are sites on this list
> who only provide access to video files that are not free culture,
> and so should be patched out or removed.

I see no freedom issue with youtube-dl as the user MUST supply the link of what
to download. If the user goes to not.free.site, decides they want not free asset
from said site then does youtube-dl hxxps://not.free.site/asset. The onus for
the lack of freedom is entirely on the user. Basically If we patch youtue-dl
not to pull from non-free sites then we MUST (to be consistent) block ALL
browsers we package from going to those same sites.

Not our job to protect the user from themselves. Because
1.) ultimately we cannot (always a way around such things) 
2.) thats not freedom. That is us deciding what a user can see and do.

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