Streaming News

RIAA Discards EFF’s YouTube-DL Letter, Notes That it ‘Regularly Sides With Infringers’ * TorrentFreak


Home > Lawsuits > Apps and Sites >


YouTube rippers FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com are contesting Magistrate Judge Buchanan’s recommendation to award $82 million in piracy damages to the RIAA. The YouTube-rippers cited a letter where the EFF defends the non-infringing nature of the youtube-dl software. The RIAA, however, argues that this letter is irrelevant and suggests that the EFF is far from a neutral expert.

flvtoLast October, the RIAA secured a major victory in its piracy lawsuit against YouTube-rippers FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com, and their Russian operator Tofig Kurbanov.

A Virginia federal court issued a default judgment in favor of several prominent music companies after the defendant walked away from the lawsuit.

According to the order, there is a clear need to deter the behavior of Kurbanov who failed to hand over evidence including server logs. “A less drastic sanction is unlikely to salvage this case,” the Judge wrote.

Following this win, the RIAA asked for an…

You can read the full Torrent Freak article here

Related Articles

Massive Pirate Anime Site Uses Visitors’ Connections to DDoS Competitor * TorrentFreak

Top Tutorials

2020 July!!! TOP 7 KODI ADDON AV TECH New update 💯 working

Top Tutorials

BitTorrent Tokens: The Last Minute Christmas Gift, Now Extortionate on eBay

Top Tutorials

Leave a Comment