According to TorrentFreak, the very popular YouTube-to-mp3 conversion site, YouTube-MP3.org is going to shut down because of the copyright infringement lawsuit last year (2016). It is one of the most visited websites in the world, but at the same time causing more piracy problems.
YouTube-MP3.org is used for downloading MP3 sound files converted from YouTube videos. You only need to copy and paste the YouTube videos’ links to the website. The MP3 file will then be able to download within a few minutes. People mainly use the website to download songs from music videos in YouTube.
The music industry thinks YouTube-MP3.org illegally uses their copyrighted music to generate its advertisement income from the website’s visitors, as well as affecting their music sales. Multiple major record companies, representing by RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), sued the website last year. They said that YouTube-MP3.org causes $150,000 USD of damage for each proven copyright infringed song, including Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and Zedd’s “Clarity”.
Now, YouTube-MP3.org has reached an agreement with the RIAA (and the record companies) about the lawsuit. It will need to shut down the website, hand over the domain to the RIAA and give an unknown amount of money payment.
Currently, YouTube-MP3.org is still online, but you will not be able to convert videos anymore. An error of “We are sorry, this service is not available from your jurisdiction.” will appear.
The website is offline now.
Source from TorrentFreak.
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