Google sends a cease-and-desist letter to the website YouTube-MP3.org
According to Google/YouTube the website violates the policy of the site.
“We have always taken violations of our Terms of Service seriously, and will continue to enforce these Terms of Service against sites that violate them,” a YouTube spokesman said today.
At YouTube-MP3.org, users copy/ paste a YouTube link and after about some minutes it is downloadable MP3. The site boasts software compatibility on a Mac, PC, or even iPhone, with bitrates of at least 128 kBit/s.
API Terms and Services of YouTube say that separating, isolating, or modifying audio or video components of any content is prohibited and could result in legal consequences.
The search giant has allegedly blocked YouTube-MP3.org’s servers and its users from accessing the video site, according to site’s owner, who has identified himself as Philip.
YouTube has announced early this week that new deals would increase copyright protection, as well as more opportunities for artists to make money. The Video sharing giant content ID system audio and video matching tool will give owners more power over their content.