Saturday, January 12, 2019

Is it legal to download YouTube video?

There's an amazing amount of music on YouTube, and many of it quite rare. It is tempting to use one of several on-line sites to convert and download these music pieces as MP3's, allowing one to listen any time anywhere. But.... is it legal? Well, according to the linked art-icle it is, for personal use. Downloading video from YouTube does breach Google's terms of service - but that is not a legal matter. And of course the uploader may be derived of advertising revenues by downloading the music. But again, that's not a legal matter. The conclusion of the art-icle is clear: it is legal, but it may be immoral.

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