The world organization of IFPI registration has confirmed in a statement Convert2MP3, the popular audio extraction site, is closing down as part of a lawsuit coming out of a lawsuit in 2017. Convert2MP3 allows users to download audio files from YouTube and YouTube links. other sources and, according to IFPI, recorded 684 million visits worldwide over the past year.
Convert2MP3, one of the most used streams in the world, was halted globally as a result of coordinated action by IFPI and BVMI. Read the full statement https://t.co/bBLhhdRwyl
– IFPI (@IFPI_org) June 21, 2019
IFPI has identified piracy as a threat to the music industry. number of years. His 2018 Music Consumer Report 38% of people in the world consume music in violation of copyright. For offenders, flow extraction sites such as Convert2MP3 are the most popular option.
The case of 2017 was coordinated in part by the IFPI and filed by German record companies against Convert2MP3 in his home country, Germany. according to Display panel, the labels stated that the site supported large-scale violations and copyrights by allowing people to extract downloadable audio files from music video files, for example. In order to avoid litigation in the courts, Convert2MP3 has now agreed to close the site, all associated sites, and will also transfer the domains to IFPI. Financial compensation is included in the regulation, and the site operator agrees to "not infringe copyright or circumvent the technological protection measures relating to the music recorded at the venue." 39; future. "
The music industry uses Convert2MP3 from the beginning. In 2017, the RIAA submitted to the list US government, including Convert2MP3, as well as sites such as Newalbumreleases, Rnbxclusive and Youtube2mp3, which was released forced to close at the end of 2017 after being sued by a group of record companies. In the same year, the US government mentioned Convert2MP3 in its annual review of "notorious markets" – a term for places where large-scale IP infringements occur.
In 2018, Torrent Freak reported that Convert2MP3 had been declared illegal by a Danish court and that it had ordered its access providers to block it. "The result of the case is historic," said the anti-piracy company Rights Alliance, which defended the battle on behalf of IFPI and other organizations. "This is the first time a flow extraction service is ordered to block." Shortly after, Convert2MP3 appeared again in another federal court document, this time in Australia where several film companies have sought an injunction against the site and others of the same kind.
Users who are now trying to visit Convert2MP3 receive a message from IFPI: "This site has been closed after a lawsuit for copyright infringement." Stream extraction sites, which convert broadcast content licensed under unlicensed downloads, are illegal A voluntary violation of commercial-scale copyright could result in a criminal conviction Illegal music services exploit the work of artists and pay nothing to those who create and invest in music. "