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YouTube Ripper Seeks IP-Addresses of ‘Threatening’ & ‘DMCA-Abusing’ Competitors * TorrentFreak


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YTMP3.nu, one of the largest YouTube ripping sites on the web, is trying to pinpoint competitors who allegedly sent abusive takedown notices to Google in an SEO battle. The company behind the site filed a lawsuit and previously obtained email addresses of the defendants. In addition, they now want Google, Cloudflare and Namecheap to share more information, including IP-addresses.

ytmp3Like many other stream-ripper services, YTMP3.nu had many of its search results removed from Google’s search engine.

DMCA notices sent by legitimate music industry groups such as the BPI and RIAA contain claims that the site violates the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provision. However, the YouTube-ripping service also views itself as a victim of bogus takedown notices sent by one or more competitors.

The site previously asked Google to stop processing these purported abusive notices but when that failed to produce results, it filed a lawsuit at a California federal court,…

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