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Topic # 108519 30-Aug-2012 21:52 Send private message

I just went to convert a youtube video to mp3 using 'http://www.youtube-mp3.org'

And got presented with this message: 

Google Inc. doesn't want you to convert this video.
Please sign a petition to change their mind:
Support third party recording tools for YouTube

I realize sometimes discussing copyright is like discussing religion or abortion but what the f###

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Reply # 679496 30-Aug-2012 22:14 Send private message


gzt

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  Reply # 679507 30-Aug-2012 22:42 Send private message

Youtube denies access to services like his on a regular basis. Nothing new here.

What is new, this guy is challenging them about it.

Is his argument that is is public like TV and therefore anyone can record for their own personal use?

I did not see a clear summary.



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  Reply # 679512 30-Aug-2012 23:15 Send private message

i guess i did miss out on it 

it was my favourite converter, i have not used ot for about a month so was shocked when i clicked on it. 

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  Reply # 680259 2-Sep-2012 00:06 Send private message

Well you can just snatch the flv out of your cache and play it with something like GOM or convert it to whatever you like. Those sites probably make a balls of the conversion anyway.

If it's music you were trying to get, then please, for the love of God, try to obtain it on CD or in some other high quality format.

I'm not going to share my views on piracy, but I can't stand this format regression. First it was CD, then MP3, and if that wasn't bad enough now it's abysmally poor Youtube audio (often with deliberate filters applied to stop Youtube rejecting the upload) converted to MP3.

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  Reply # 680292 2-Sep-2012 09:40 Send private message

gzt: Youtube denies access to services like his on a regular basis. Nothing new here.

What is new, this guy is challenging them about it.

Is his argument that is is public like TV and therefore anyone can record for their own personal use?

I did not see a clear summary.


Wait til he finds out that recording public TV is illegal too unless you destroy the copy as soon as you watch it.

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