Tag: stream-ripping

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PRS for Music claims stream-ripping has grown ‘dramatically’

UK collecting society PRS for Music has published some research into the growth of 'stream-ripping' piracy: sites and tools that help people rip streams (e.g. from YouTube or Spotify) into downloads. It claims that usage...
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YouTube may be blocking stream-ripping sites from ripping vids

Up to this point, much of the music industry’s action against ‘stream-ripping’ websites has been taken by industry bodies taking those sites to court and getting them shut down. Now it seems the main site from which...
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German stream-ripping site Convert2MP3 is shutting down

Forget the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ movie: it’s stream-ripping websites that are putting Queen on our internal jukebox regularly at the moment. Every few months, another one bites the dust. The latest to bow after being...
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RIAA appeals dismissal of case against stream-ripping site

We reported earlier this month on the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by US labels against Russian stream-ripping site FLVTO. Now the RIAA is launching an appeal against the decision, which was based on whether a US court...
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Australian music industry wants to block stream-ripping sites

The latest front in the music industry’s battle against ‘stream-ripping’ sites is in Australia. These sites, which enable people to convert (for example) YouTube videos into downloadable MP3s, have been a bugbear for...
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Labels say stream-ripping site had 31m US visitors in last year

A lawsuit in the US focusing on two Russian stream-ripping sites has thrown up some interesting stats on their popularity with American music fans. The three major labels, under the RIAA’s umbrella, are suing the developer...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...