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Owner of YouTube ripping site settles lawsuit with record labels

The website’s owner has agreed to pay a settlement, though the details of that haven’t been released, and a proposed injunction prohibits anyone associated with the website from having anything to do with a “streamripping” website in the future. The website domain name [YouTube-mp3.org] will also be given to one of the record labels. – Mallory Locklear, Engadget http://ift.tt/2xLi7Qi

New Tool Downloads Any Netflix Video Instantly

Developed by DVDVideoSoft, it is the first Windows application that allows people to download Netflix videos to their computers through an easy-to-use interface. After logging in to Netflix, users simply enter the video URL and ‘Free Netflix Downloader’ then downloads any video in a few minutes. The tool also offers the option to convert the output files to AVI, MP3, or a version optimized for iPhone and iPad. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak http://ift.tt/2igHYKX

MovieSwap DVD-Streaming Service Canceled

For now, Vodkaster will focus on its existing DVD-to-digital and streaming platform in France, which claims to have a collection of 200,000 discs. “We have an ambitious win-win plan to make the (electronic sell-through) market grow through a new, smart disc-to-digital user experience, including strong partnerships with major French retailers,” [CEO Cyril Barthet] said. – Todd Spangler, Variety

Warner Bros. Trying To Block Devices That Get Around 4K Video Copyright Protection

Last week, both Warner Bros. and Intel’s Digital Content Protection (DCP) filed a lawsuit against China-based LegendSky, the makers of a line of products called HDFURY, which claim to allow users to get around HDCP 2.2. Warner Bros. says this circumventing of HDCP enables users to “access copyrighted works, make and/or distribute copies of copyrighted works, create derivative works of copyrighted works, or publicly perform copyrighted works, all without the permission of the copyright owner.” Meanwhile, DCP, which licenses the HDCP technology to some 550 different manufacturers, stands to lose business with the availability of devices that render HDCP meaningless. – Chris Morran, The Consumerist via TorrentFreak

Pocket your favorite videos with our guide to downloading YouTube videos

Now officially out of the beta phase, ClipConverter is an easy solution for all your YouTube downloading needs. The Web-based utility is entirely free, requires no additional software to run and can quickly download videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, IMDB, Metacafe, MySpace, and many others. The tool features all the standard format types — from MP3s to WMVs — and even includes an option to edit embedded ID3 tags. – Brandon Widder, Digital Trends

UK says it’s once again illegal to rip CDs for personal use

photo: Engadget

Brits: we hope you enjoyed that brief, glorious year of legal media ripping, because you’re once again flouting the law. In the wake of a challenge from the music industry, the UK’s High Court has overturned regulation that allowed format shifting (such as ripping CDs and DVDs) for the sake of personal use. – Jon Fingas, Engadget