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RIAA Targets Popular YouTube Ripper With 60 Million Monthly Visits * TorrentFreak


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The RIAA’s legal campaign to crack down on tools and sites that utilize YouTube to provide unlicensed MP3 song downloads looks set to expand. A DMCA subpoena application filed in the United States reveals that the music industry group is trying to identify the operator of 320ytmp3.com, a huge YouTube-ripping service with an estimated 60 million visits per month.

RIAAAfter more than two decades of declining fortunes, 2021 was a blockbuster year for global recorded music revenues.

With a growth of 18.5% on the previous year and revenues of $25.9 billion, 2021 marked a return to levels last witnessed pre-Napster in the late 1990s. Nevertheless, more than 20 years later the music industry is still fighting piracy but against a relatively new enemy – YouTube-ripping services.

By enabling users to access tracks on YouTube and convert them to MP3 downloads, tools like youtube-dl and sites including Yout, flvto and 2conv are all embroiled in lawsuits…

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