Tag: stream-ripping

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...