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Capdis  
#1 Posted : Saturday, August 01, 2020 5:56:57 PM(UTC)
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Is downloading music from YouTube and converting it to MP3 in Germany legal or not?
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#2 Posted : Sunday, August 02, 2020 9:06:16 PM(UTC)
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Doubtful, the music is not licensed for download and conversion. There is a legal rule in Germany called private copy which means that you are allowed to make a copy of media if there is no technical restriction against it without requiring a license.

This applies to CD for example, you are allowed to copy these on compact cassette or probably also on another CD. The same is not allowed for DVDs that have copy protection as this requires circumvention. If this applies to Youtube downloads depends on whether the download of the file is considered circumventing a security measure, maybe it is, I do not know if this has been tested in court yet.

For all practical considerations, nobody will notice if you download youtube music and store it on your ipod and listen to it, you just shouldn’t distribute the files (that would be illegal even with the private copy rule)
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#3 Posted : Monday, August 03, 2020 11:19:36 AM(UTC)
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Can you recommend any reliable converter?Speak to the hand
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#4 Posted : Monday, August 03, 2020 11:43:04 AM(UTC)
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I have no idea actuallyPray
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#5 Posted : Monday, August 03, 2020 11:44:58 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Capdis Go to Quoted Post
Is downloading music from YouTube and converting it to MP3 in Germany legal or not?


It is legal. You have nothing to worry about. I would definitely recommend to start from downloading this converter https://www.flvto.biz/en74/ I`ve been using it for a couple of months already and should say it works pretty well for me. Handy and have no bags. Good luck
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