YouTube-MP3 loses copyright court battle

RHIAN JONES

YouTube-MP3, a site dedicated to converting YouTube videos to downloadable MP3s, has lost a court battle with three music companies under the umbrella of industry group BVMI.

The site rips music from YouTube and archives the MP3s for future download and says it has a right to provide ripping services.

However, BVMI challenged YouTube-MP3′s assertion that it operates legally and sued it in the Hamburg District Court.

The companies said that while YouTube-MP3 claimed to be offering only a rip-and-download ...

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