Electronic Frontier Foundation Slams the RIAA on Stream-Ripping; Files Amicus Curiae In Favor of FLVTO.Biz

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has joined the fight against the music industry. The major labels currently have a major problem on their hands. Following the RIAA’s failure to successfully sue notorious Russian stream-ripper FLVTO.biz and its owner… Continue Reading

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FLVTO.biz Issues a Fiery Response Brief Against the RIAA’s Court Appeal

At the beginning of this year, and in a shocking ruling, notorious Russian stream-ripper FLVTO.biz soundly defeated the major labels – led by the RIAA – in a U.S. federal courtroom. Industry observers had expected the RIAA – which represents Warner, So… Continue Reading

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FLVTO.biz Promises a Fight to the Finish Against the RIAA — Including a Supreme Court Appeal If Necessary

Russian ‘stream-ripper’ FLVTO.biz is proving to be a difficult adversary for the RIAA. After a shocking victory, YouTube ‘stream-ripper’ FLVTO.biz is now preparing for a second round against the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Just la… Continue Reading

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A FLVTO.biz Clone Is Already Popping Up — With Half-a-Million Monthly Pageviews

We’ve seen this whack-a-mole story before — but usually the clones wait until the mothership is destroyed. As the major labels wage legal war against YouTube ‘stream ripper’ FLVTO.biz, a clone site is already capitalizing on the anticipated demise.  Ac… Continue Reading

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FLVTO.biz’s Attorneys Remain on the Counter-Offensive Against the Major Labels — Is This Case Getting Tossed?

Attorneys for YouTube ‘stream ripper’ FLVTO.biz are raising serious jurisdictional questions in their defense against the major labels.  But that’s just one of several counter-attacks. Earlier this year, major labels Universal Music Group, Warner Music… Continue Reading

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Exclusive: YouTube ‘Stream Ripper’ FLVTO.biz Aggressively Responds to the RIAA’s Lawsuit — Starting With a Motion to Dismiss

After a period of silence, FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com operator Tofig Kurbanov has emerged with an army of lawyers. You can call him a kingpin of YouTube stream rippers.  Now, Russia-based Tofig Kurbanov is aggressively battling back against an RIAA-led la… Continue Reading

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These Are the Biggest Music Piracy Hubs In the World

With so many YouTube to MP3 stream rippers, MP3 download, and torrent sites freely available, will the music industry ever win the war against piracy? Last year, the US government published a list of the top MP3 download, YouTube to MP3, and torrent si… Continue Reading

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Why Is the LA Phil Advertising on Youtube-mp3.org?

Yesterday, YouTube-mp3.org agreed to a voluntary shutdown.  Today, the LA Phil is advertising on its site. I know — I don’t understand internet advertising.  And you’re going to explain it to me. You see, the LA Phil probably doesn’t even know they’re advertising on youtube-mp3.org.  They’re canvassing across a wide swath of different sites likely to […]

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Breaking: Google Blocking Access to YouTube-mp3.org…

Google is now blocking the largest YouTube to MP3 converter, www.youtube-mp3.org.  The converter, once a top-ranking Google result, has disappeared from the search engine. Please note: the following is a developing story. Please check back for ongoing updates.  Last updated: December 9th (Friday) 3:30 pm PT. It now looks like Google has completely blocked access […]

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