Today, the University of California at Berkeley has deleted 20,000 college lectures from its YouTube channel. Berkeley removed the videos because of a lawsuit brought by two students from another university under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
We copied all 20,000 and are making them permanently available for free via LBRY.
This makes the videos freely available and discoverable by all, without reliance on any one entity to provide them (even us!).
The full catalog is over 4 TB and will be synced over the next several days.
Until LBRY launches to the public in April, the videos are only accessible to technical users via the command line.
If you already have access to LBRY, go to lbry://ucberkeley to see the full catalog.
If you want to be notified as soon as the videos are made public to everyone, sign up here.
If you’re command-line-capable but new to LBRY, follow this guide, then access lbry://ucberkeley.
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