Publié le 25/10/2016
Stream-ripping tools may be in (deep) trouble
Stream-ripping is growing fast; too fast (too furious?) for the US and UK music companies. This new trend obtains a significant unfair advantage over competing legitimate music services, which pay for the right to distribute music, and thus deprive the music companies of their revenues. As you may expect, YouTube is the most popular destination as the only thing « rippers » need for ripping is a YouTube URL. Recently, the major music companies took legal action against Youtube-mp3 (« YTMP3 ») in a federal court in California for alleged copyright infringement.