YouTube-to-MP3 Converter Site Sued by Major Record Labels

By Eve Peyser on at

A number of major record labels — including Universal, Sony, Capitol and Warner Brothers — are suing for every single instance of piracy the audio-ripping site has allegedly facilitated.

The plaintiffs claim YTMP3 provides and “facilitates...means for its users to engage in copyright infringement, while profiting from the infringement,” as well as violating YouTube’s terms of service. The record labels are suing for $150,000 (£115k) in damages for every single case of alleged piracy. The site has over 60 million users per month. The BBC reports that they’re also requesting “a court order that would forbid web hosts, advertisers and other third parties from facilitating access to”.

As evidence, the court document includes 300+ names of the songs downloaded from YTMP3, all of which can be seen in the document below.

YTMP3 Complaint - Songs by evepeyser on Scribd