Petition to Allow Using Third-Party Recording Tools on YouTube
YouTube users sign petition to allow using third-party recording tools on the video-sharing website.
Whether or not to allow users to rip the content that they like to their hard drive worries many people. YouTube-MP3 owner, being sure of this very right provision, have created online petition on the internet. This very petition is represented in four languages: English, French, German and Turkish. Any user can follow this very link and sign this petition.
YouTube-MP3 is one of the biggest sites, providing an opportunity to rip the video’s soundtrack out. This June Google started its legal war against YouTube-MP3 in order to close it. The apple of discord was that YouTube-MP3 ripped the video’s soundtrack out, converting it to an MP3 that made the received file easy to be downloaded by users. At the same time, Google has also blocked the YouTube-MP3 access to YouTube.
YouTube-MP3owner Philip Matesanz has decided not to give up and to struggle for his project. As the answer to Google’s lawsuit menace, he has consulted with lawyers about such lawsuit competence. Having received two leading lawyers’ legal opinions in his favor, Philip Matesanz is petitioning Google on the Change.org site where he asks the company to allow working with videos.
“I hereby ask Google to break their silence and participate in an open and fair discussion with the intention to find a solution that suits the needs of the users.”
Currently his petition has over 290,000 signatures and as for Google, it has already allowed users to download content from YouTube for the later viewing.
The question, whether users should have an opportunity to copy YouTube content through third-party video recording software or sites that rip video’s soundtrack out with the MP3 conversion, remains open. Probably, the very balance can be found if to allow users who upload their unique content to give the option of downloading the files to their viewers.