The legal battle against stream-ripping continues, with the majors filing litigation against two Russia-based services called FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com.
Sites that allow people to grab permanent MP3 downloads from audio or video streams have been at the top of the music industry’s piracy gripe list for a while now. The biggest, YouTube-MP3, went offline on the back of legal action by the American record industry.
Other sites have since been targeted by both UK and US labels, while the latter talked about the ongoing problem of stream-ripping in its most recent submission to the American government’s Notorious Markets anti-piracy report.
Some other stream-ripping sites have called it a day when threatened with legal action, but seemingly not FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com, hence the US record industry going through with litigation against those platforms. According to Billboard, legal papers against the two sites were filed last week.
Confirming the action, the Recording Industry Association Of America stated: “These sites have no place in today’s music market where fans have access to millions of songs from dozens of legitimate services that pay creators and value their work, all at the tap of a finger”.
It went on: “This action should serve as an unmistakable warning to operators of similar sites that schemes to rob music creators and profit from the theft of their music will not be tolerated”.[from https://ift.tt/2lvivLP]