engine - 5:44 pm on Jun 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
Report: Google Clamping Down On YouTube Ripping Sites [pcworld.com]
The free ride may ending for people who rip YouTube music videos to MP3s through youtube-mp3.org and similar sites.
YouTube's lawyers have sent cease-and-desist letters to the sites, threatening “legal consequences” to those that don't comply, TorrentFreak reports. Youtube-mp3.org also claims that its servers have been blocked by YouTube, preventing any more conversions. (At the time of this writing, however, the site's MP3 extraction tool worked for me.)