What would the law say about converting Youtube videos to MP3

What would the law say about converting Youtube videos to MP3

In recent years, piracy has dropped considerably in Romania. If in the early 2000s, everyone had a torrent application, today we rarely meet a computer equipped with such a thing. People don't copy many movies or games anymore, but in terms of songs, some can hardly resist the temptation to convert a rare song to MP3. Is there a risk if we resort to this gesture? Let's explain the topic in more detail in the following paragraphs, to clarify when and how it is ok to download songs from the web.

Piracy has dropped considerably in terms of copying movies, games, applications and music in Romania. People have recognized the importance of buying original, licensed content. If in terms of movies and applications, things are almost as in civilized countries, in terms of music, many people still download MP3s, through browser plugins, directly from Youtube. Is this practice equal to piracy? See:

Is song conversion illegal?

To provide a timely and direct answer to this question, we announce that no, it is not at all illegal to convert a video file on YouTube into a format that allows its storage on your computer or other gadgets. You can easily install browser plugins that allow this process, none of which are illegal. Things get complicated when we discuss the copyright status of a video file and what to do if we copy it from the place where it was posted and publish it somewhere.

To give an example, let's say you came across a song that belongs to a famous artist, this being posted directly on the artist's YouTube channel. If you decide to download it and then use it to make money (for example, burn a CD with songs and sell it to other people), then the action is illegal, as you make a profit without paying the original artist the royalties. author insured by law.

What would the law say about converting Youtube videos to MP3

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