General Question

ralphinator's avatar

Is it legal to use dvdvideosoft when downloading videos from youtube?

Asked by ralphinator (20points) July 3rd, 2009

im not sure exactly if it’s safe to use that software to download music or videos off of youtube.

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

5 Answers

Thammuz's avatar

Youtubers have admitted to using those softwares in more than one occasion in public, and anything has still to happen to them so my guess is that there’s absolutely nothign wrong with it unless you try and sell the videos or something… Afterall youtube is free, so there is no loss of gain if you download material from it.

sandystrachan's avatar

I think legal to download the software yet illegal to use , You are after all managing to get a copy of copyrighted music and not pay for it .

MrItty's avatar

It’s a violation of YouTube’s Terms of Service:

“You agree not to access User Submissions (defined below) or YouTube Content through any technology or means other than the video playback pages of the Website itself, the YouTube Embeddable Player, or other explicitly authorized means YouTube may designate.”

Probably not illegal in that you could be arrested, but Youtube could certainly sue you. Would they? Probably not, as @Thammuz said plenty of people do it without repercussion. But they could.

seekingwolf's avatar

I think it depends on what you are downloading from youtube.

Some videos feature copyrighted content while others have music that’s been deemed “ok” by YouTube or was created by the user. If you’re just downloading it for your own personal viewing pleasure and there is no copyrighted stuff in there, then I’m going to say it’s okay but you should ask the maker of the video just to be sure it’s fine with them.

Using the software to get copyrighted music/videos however IS illegal…technically. I doubt YouTube could do anything about it however, since they can’t detect who is using this software. All they can do is remove the content from their site.

Response moderated

Answer this question




to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther