Google just removed the extension from the store due to a claim

So my extension (+180,000 active users) [https://github.com/puemos/hls-downloader-web-extension](https://github.com/puemos/hls-downloader-web-extension), A Web Extension for sniffing and downloading HTTP Live streams (HLS) was up and running for about 4 years.

A few weeks ago, I got a message that the extension was removed due to a claim:

>Globo Comunicação e Participações SA informs that the denounced extension is practicing and/or supporting the practice of illegal activities related to Globo's Copyright Law. This extension allows full and high resolution downloads of Globo content from the Globoplay streaming platform. The disclosure and sale of clandestine services puts the safety of consumers at risk and contributes to organized crime.

The binaries are still available, but it's a warning for anyone who's publishing extension, include a disclaimer.

That's all 🙂

4 thoughts on “Google just removed the extension from the store due to a claim”

  1. >The disclosure and sale of clandestine services puts the safety of consumers at risk and contributes to organized crime.

    I didn’t know downloading a YouTube video put me at risk. Or that I was involved with the mafia or mob.

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