Germany-based YouTube MP3 converter website is being sued by three organizations – the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), the BPI (British Recorded Music Industry), and the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry).
Record labels to sue YouTube-mp3.org converter website for Abetting copyright infringement with stream-ripping
Earlier this month, IFPI highlighted that YouTube has become the most used music service in 13 of the world’s leading music markets and that a whopping 50% of the 16 – 24-year-old survey respondents used stream ripping services like the above-mentioned website to download music.
YouTube-MP3 is suggested to be the largest stream ripping website in the world, raking in more than 60 million monthly visitors, and at the outset, uses advertising to generate revenue for its service that is free for users. Cary Sherman, CEO, and Chairman of the RIAA said, that the site is raking in millions on the backs of artists, songwriters, and labels.In the past, RIAA has fought against Napster, Kazaa, and Limewire under similar grounds.
What is YouTube Mp3: YouTube-mp3.org is the easiest online service for converting videos to mp3. You do not need an account, the only thing you need is a YouTube URL. We will start to convert the audiotrack of your video file to mp3 as soon as you have submitted it and you will be able to download it. Different from other services the whole conversion process will be performed by our infrastructure and you only have to download the audio file from our servers. Because of this our software is platform-independent: You can use it with your Mac, a Linux PC or even an iPhone. All our conversions will be performed in a high-quality mode with a bitrate of at least 128 kBit/s. Do not worry, our service is completely free. Approximately 3 to 4 minutes per video.