Stream ripping site Convert2MP3 shuts down following global settlement with recording industry

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  1. mood

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    Stream ripping site Convert2MP3 shuts down following global settlement with recording industry
    June 21, 2019
    https://www.ifpi.org/news/Convert2MP3-shuts-down
     
  2. longshots

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    First Napster, now this.
    What is the world coming to?
     
  3. Rasheed187

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    I suppose there are still other apps that can convert files to MP3 right? I honestly don't see the problem with this, why shouldn't people be allowed to do this?
     
  4. roger_m

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    If you are using a streaming service, you are paying only to stream audio, not to be able to download it and use it how you want. To legally be able to download DRM free music you need to buy the actual music.
     
  5. Minimalist

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    Just google "youtube to mp3" and you will get plenty results for web services and tools to do this.
     
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    Yes, I guess this makes sense. But I do think that if it's possible to download video files, people should be allowed to convert it for personal use. I believe that anti-piracy measures should only go so far. Think of the the stupid DRM protection of iTunes movies.

    Yes, I was planning to convert videos I downloaded from YouTube to MP3. I hope those other tools won't get targeted.
     
  8. mood

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    YouTube has started blocking MP3 rippers
    July 12, 2019
    https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3078888/youtube-is-blocking-mp3-rippers
     
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