Google targets YouTube conversion site


Google has come under fire from content owners in the past over copyright infringement on YouTube, but it’s not afraid to take the fight to others. TorrentFreak reports that Google is threatening legal action against YouTube-MP3, a service that allows users to plug in a YouTube URL and convert the resulting audio to a downloadable MP3. Naturally, Google aren’t too happy about the service, saying it violates the Terms of Service for YouTube’s API. The website apparently rakes in around 1.3 million users per day, so you can imagine the sheer amount of material converted from YouTube’s servers.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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