RIP Invidious and probably RIP Piped too?

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No and yes.

No, as the actual GitHub issue explains it (Gonna tl;dr it in a moment)
And, yes, because even when wrong, Google is very likely to force it to be shutdown even being in the wrong.

So, basically, Google Legal team contacted an admin of, and asked it to shutdown their services in the next 7 days.
Problem : The legal reason for such demands, are incorrect.

  • They claim to be due to an abuse of YouTube API, but the Invidious project, doesn’t use any bits of it.
  • This individual doesn’t represent the Invidious project, and would be unable to comply with the demands.