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Summary:

Browsing YouTube for the latest music, downloading, converting and uploading to back to Google Play is the updated version of listening to the radio, hearing a song for the first time, and adding it to your music collection directly from the radio.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This report, which originally described methods for reproducing material potentially subject to copyright restrictions on YouTube, should have never been published. It was the work of an outside contributor to GigaOM and should have been vetted more carefully. We apologize to our readers.

  1. Wayne Smallman Friday, August 17, 2012

    I would never think to use YouTube for listening / watching music. In my mind, YouTube is synonymous with poor quality, weak discoverability, piracy and endless repetition.

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    1. Wayne, youtube is a great music discovery tool. You just are not particularly skilled at utilizing it’s search functionality.

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  2. Doesnt this breach copyright, even if you are just moving the music from one cloud source to another, you are editing files you have no permission to do. Storing the files on your computer or portable device sounds just like illegal downloading, aka stealing.

    And thats assuming you are using authorised uploads to Youtube. If not then you are further encouraging piracy.

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  3. Stupid article promoting piracy is stupid. How did the editors of this site let this past them?

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  4. I’m genuinely surprised to see an article on here not just promoting piracy, but pretty much a “how to” tutorial for it. At least when other sites, like Lifehacker, post things like this, they label them and add a disclaimer that what they’re suggesting is illegal. Reading this, some would likely believe that there’s nothing wrong with downloading music from YouTube videos.

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  5. EDITOR’S NOTE: This report, which described methods for reproducing material potentially subject to copyright restrictions on YouTube, should have never been published. It was the work of a outside contributor to GigaOM and should have been vetted more carefully. We apologize to our readers.

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