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Popular Stream-Ripper Voluntarily Disables YouTube Conversion

Onlinevideoconverter.com, the most-visited stream-ripper site on the Internet, says it has voluntarily disabled conversion and downloading of YouTube videos. The decision is a direct result of YouTube’s efforts to block servers of several stream-ripping sites in an attempt to thwart “violative downloads.” With millions of visitors per day, Onlinevideoconverter.com is the most-visited stream-ripping site on […]

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YouTube ‘Blocks’ Popular MP3 Stream-Ripping Sites

Several stream-ripping sites have been unable to download and convert files from YouTube starting a few hours ago. It appears that the video streaming platform is actively blocking requests from these sites. While the reason for the sudden blocking efforts is unknown, the music industry would certainly welcome a more aggressive stance from YouTube. Free […]

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GTA V’s Take-Two Settles Lawsuit with Popular Cheat Maker

With a consent judgment issued by a New York federal court, Take-Two Interactive has settled its case with a prominent GTA V cheat maker. The Georgia man, one of the key people behind the ‘Menyoo’ and ‘Absolute’ cheats, allegedly earned more than $100,000 from the copyright-infringing activities. Take-Two Interactive Software, the company behind ‘Grand Theft […]

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Torrent Sites Ban Popular Uploader ‘CracksNow’ for Sharing Ransomware

Several torrent sites have banned the account of the popular software uploader CracksNow. The software and cracks were repeatedly flagged as malicious and some came with the GandCrab ransomware. While malicious torrents are nothing new, it’s rare for this to happen via a “trusted” uploader. The entertainment industries regularly warn the public at large that […]