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Google, Tech News 3rd August 2012 1945

Listening to your favourite music online has never been easier with a computer. Whether it's purchasing tracks from iTunes and Amazon or listening to it using Spotify and YouTube. However, many users are increasingly downloading music for free by ripping the audio from YouTube videos.

Mark who owns one of the most popular YouTube converter website explains his service:

"What we do is listen to the track for you and offer the MP3 to you as a download. It only takes one click of a button." But taking music this way is illegal."

He claims that recent he's been issues with cease-and-desist notices by Google, who own YouTube.

"They said what we're doing is illegal and threatened us with huge fines, and prison time in the States."

Mark's website is currently achieving 15,000 visits per day and out of principle he refuses to take his website down, which was originally set up to download and access remixes he and his friends couldn't purchase.

Record labels have partnered with services like YouTube to allow fans to stream millions of songs legally for free, backed by advertising.

Putting a video on YouTube does not mean that person has given you permission to make a copy of the audio from it. The music was originally uploaded so you can listen or watch it anytime. Using YouTube converters to download anyone's content is copyright infringement and illegal.

Mark has now moved to the Isle of Man where the copyright laws aren't as strict to try to protect himself and insists that he is not making any money from his websites.

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