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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:52 AM

 

Youtube and the RIAA go at it..... again.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-57456397-501465/google-youtube-blocks-website-that-converts-videos-into-mp3s/


File conversion site YouTube-MP3.org claims that Google has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the site's owners and has blocked the YouTube-MP3.org's servers from accessing YouTube.

YouTube-MP3.org is a site where users copy a YouTube web address onto a form and the site converts the video in to an MP3 file.

YouTube-MP3.org's administrator claims it does not use YouTube's application programming interface (API). If it is using YouTube's API, the site could be violating YouTube's terms of service, which prohibits developers from separating, isolating or modifying the audio or video component of any YouTube content made available through API.

Other than possibly violating YouTube's terms of service, the site is potentially violating copyright laws. Organizations like the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) are paying attention.

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:57 AM

1. There's a dozen programs out there that will let you download a youtube video

and either convert to a different video format or strip the audio out of it. It's like the DeCSS fight.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:01 AM

2. Well here is my take on this issue..... Youtube can play videos that have copyrighted music

 

and other content all day long millions of times a day.... into infinity however it is illegal for you to download same content to your computer and play it all day long millions of times a day into infinity. I find that a bit strange.

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Response to 2on2u (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:52 AM

4. Because YouTube worked out a licensing deal...

...under which those little ads are displayed below videos with copyrighted content, including links to buy the mp3 recordings of music in the soundtrack.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:53 AM

5. And do it offline as well....

....fucking amateurs!!!

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:36 PM

6. I'm pretty sure that you are an amateur at a couple of things. n/t

 

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Response to 2on2u (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:15 PM

8. Quick Media Converter is your friend.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:16 PM

9. I see, run under Ubuntu? The downloader I was using just lists a couple of useless links

 

now....

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Response to 2on2u (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:27 PM

10. I've never had a problem....

....downloading a You Tube video to Mozilla (or IE if I have to), but I know zip about Linux. Are you saying your web broswer does not function to permit you to download a video to your hard drive, then use another program to convert it to audio?

I've just never seen the point of using a web based converter, seems to me like a good place to get caught.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:37 PM

11. Nothing in the menu in my FF to download anything.... was using an add on, will try

 

another soon.

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:15 AM

3. It was working just fine for me last night

The Firefox extension no longer appears above the videos (still shows enabled under 'add-ons'), so its back to copy-paste the URL into the YT2MP3 page, but no biggie.

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:44 PM

7. That's going to amount to something

Especially since you can do that all day with other apps.

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