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RIAA Targets 14 New Sites in Campaign Against YouTube-Rippers & Piracy

[The] RIAA is working to identify the operators of leading YouTube-ripping platforms. Via DMCA subpoenas, the industry group has been forcing CDN service Cloudflare and domain registries such as Namecheap to hand over the personal details of the people behind these tools. – Andy, TorrentFreak » http://bit.ly/2K1Jlvl

If YouTube-Ripping Sites Are Illegal, What About Tools That Do a Similar Job?

This part also seems quite important. YouTube-MP3 was accused of unlawfully circumventing technological measures implemented by YouTube to prevent people downloading or copying content. By opening up YouTube’s own website and viewing content in the way the site demands, NotMP3downloader says it does not “violate the website’s integrity nor performs direct download of audio or video files.” – Andy, TorrentFreak https://ift.tt/2q9K8y2

Filmmakers Want The Right to Break DRM and Rip Blu-Rays

In a comment to the United States Copyright Office, which is currently considering updates to the exemptions, they argue that all filmmakers should be allowed by break DRM and rip Blu-Rays. According to the filmmakers, the documentary genre is vaguely defined. This leads to a lot of confusion whether or not the exemptions apply. They, therefore, suggest to apply it to all filmmakers, instead of criminalizing those who don’t identify themselves as documentarians. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak http://ift.tt/2CenPPY

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

AnyDVD is Back But Don’t Call Us Pirates, Developer Says

Still sporting a familiar ‘fox’ logo, yesterday a reborn ‘RedFox’ rose from the ashes of SlySoft. Now hailing from Belize with at least some infrastructure in Latvia, the RedFox team delivered their first release – an update to AnyDVD, version “AnyDVD reborn! SlySoft is dead, long live RedFox!” declared the changelog. – Andy, TorrentFreak

DVDFab Says No Crack For Next-Gen Blu-ray Discs

Like SlySoft, China-based Fengtao Software has also been involved in a dispute with AACS LA and in 2014 was the subject of a preliminary injunction after a court found that DVDFab violates the DMCA’s anti-circumvention clause. In 2015 a federal court in New York extended the injunction, further pressuring the company. Then yesterday, just a day after the closure of SlySoft, Fengtao dropped a bombshell of its own. In a press release sent to Myce the company announced that DVDFab will not be updated to crack the Advanced Access Content System encryption that will be present in the next generation of 4K UHD Blu-ray discs. – Andy, TorrentFreak

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

Pirates Can Now Rip 4K Content From Netflix and Amazon

These online streams were always well protected against pirates. The High-Bandwidth Digital Copy Protection (HDCP) version 2.2 or higher is still believed to be secure today, but there are signs that pirates have found a way to bypass the protection. […] The main question that remains is how the groups are able to circumvent the copy protection. Our source says that Amazon’s Fire TV and Roku 4K are likely sources, as they may not be as well protected as some believe. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak

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
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