Techdirt: YouTube Begins Blocking Stream-Ripping Sites

Techdirt: YouTube Begins Blocking Stream-Ripping Sites. “As we’ve discussed previously, the past several years have seen the major music industry players paint an entirely new anti-piracy target on the backs of stream-ripping sites. These sites, which allow users to plug in the address for a YouTube video and get an audio rip outputted, are quite often used to generate audio files of copyrighted materials. This, however, is most certainly not their only use.”