BPI sees stream-ripping sites as threat to legal streaming
British industry body the BPI has been talking to news site The Independent about its battle against ‘stream-ripping’ websites, which enable people to download music from services like YouTube, against its terms and conditions.
September 3, 2018
Label lawsuits target US ISP and Russian stream-ripping sites
Major labels’s latest copyright lawsuits are fighting on two fronts: the US and Russia. The first concerns a new copyright-infringement liability lawsuit filed against American ISP Cox Communications by Sony Music, Universal...
August 6, 2018
Danish court rules that stream-ripping is illegal
Given the growth of the recorded-music market overall, it’s hard to make apocalyptic predictions about how specific forms of piracy will damage the industry. Not that rightsholders haven’t been tempted to do that with...
July 11, 2018
Deezer takes action against ‘hacked versions’ of its app
Deezer has been cracking down on third-party apps and sites that stream-rip music from its service. Before Christmas, the streaming service sent takedown notices to development site GitHub for a number of tools, including...
January 2, 2018
EFF denies that stream-ripping is intrinsically illegal
In its recent ‘Notorious Markets’ submission to the US Trade Representative, the RIAA took aim once again at stream-ripping websites, which enable people to rip YouTube videos into downloadable MP3 files. Now campaigning...
October 23, 2017
RIAA submits latest ‘notorious markets’ piracy report
US industry body the RIAA has submitted its latest list of ‘notorious markets’ for piracy to the US Trade Representative, with a focus on the “growing complexity” of stream-ripping sites that convert video or audio...
October 9, 2017
BPI calls for YouTube to do more about stream-ripping
Hot on the heels of reaching a settlement with YouTube-MP3 that took the stream-ripping site offline, UK industry body the BPI is turning its attention to other sites. But also the service that they leech off. CEO Geoff...
September 12, 2017
Music bodies confirm YouTube-MP3 stream-ripping shutdown
Reports on a court filing meant that the news of a settlement between labels and stream-ripping site YouTube-MP3 broke before the relevant industry bodies could announce it. But announce it they did, yesterday, with the...
September 8, 2017
Stream-ripping site YouTube-MP3 shutting down after settlement
Another piracy mole has been comprehensively whacked, with the news that ‘stream-ripping’ site YouTube-MP3 is shutting down as part of a settlement in its legal battle with labels represented by US body the RIAA. TorrentFreak...
September 5, 2017
Collaboration with YouTube and SoundCloud key to tackling stream-ripping piracy
Earlier today, we covered a new report co-published by PRS for Music and the UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) about 'stream-ripping' piracy – where music from streaming services is converted into downloads to keep. Following...
July 7, 2017
Stream-ripping music piracy growing ‘aggressively’
A pair of new studies commissioned by British collecting society PRS for Music and the UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) claims that stream-ripping is now the "most aggressive" form of music piracy. The term refers...
July 7, 2017
Muso data suggests sharp rise in stream-ripping visitors
Efforts continue to make stream-ripping – converting streams from YouTube and other services into permanent downloads – the bogey-man of online music piracy. This week it’s anti-piracy firm Muso spooking the horses...
October 26, 2016