Over 1 Million People Want YouTube to MP3 Converter
Not quite sure how YouTube is going to play this one but a petition requesting that the video-sharing giant allows MP3 converting on its platform has garnered quite a bit of support.
The petition was started by 21 year old Philip Matesanz and in it he asks Google to “break their silence and participate in an open and fair discussion.” Of course, several websites already allow the conversion of videos on YouTube to MP3, but Matesanz and his 1 million followers want Google to allow these sites to continue operating.
Matesanz himself owns and operates one of these sites and came under fire from Google recently. The search giant openly threatened with a lawsuit, to which Matesanz responded: “YouTube-mp3.org is the easiest online service for converting videos to mp3. You do not need an account, the only thing you need is a YouTube URL. We will start to convert the audiotrack of your videofile to mp3 as soon as you have submitted it and you will be able to download it.”
This will no doubt become an heated battle. YouTube gets the trust of music copyright holders to broadcast their content, allowing third-party conversion to MP3 could amount to piracy based on many of the existing laws.
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