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YouTube (Finally) Blocks Major Streaming Ripping Sites

YOuTube NOYouTube is blocking major stream ripping sites, according to multiple reports. It's an action that musicians and rightsholders have long advocated for.

The major trippers effected include YouTubeMP3, and

Thus far, YouTube has not publically commented on the new effort to block streaming rippers.

While YouTube’s block is working, it will likely lead to a cat-and-mouse game. The operator of now popular stream-ripper, who prefers to remain anonymous, already got around the blockade by deploying several proxy servers, according to TorrentFreak.


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