Go Back   Web User Forums > Welcome > Hints and Tips

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 28-12-17, 11:57
jak's Avatar
jak jak is offline
Highly valued member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: West Midlands
Posts: 2,318
Default Re: Watch full movies on YouTube

Of course their products are legal, just like a licenced shotgun is legal.

It's what you do with it that determines the legality of use and only a court can make that determination.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 30-12-17, 22:38
Madeline's Avatar
Madeline Madeline is offline
Top contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cymru
Posts: 47,140
Default Re: Watch full movies on YouTube

I've just seen this article which may help to clarify the situation. It was posted earlier this month on the Tech Advisor site:

Is it legal to download YouTube video? - Tech Advisor

Some salient points from the article:
Quote:
It's pretty obvious that Google would want to avoid you downloading its content. Not only does it want to protect its earnings potential, but it has to protect the content creators who upload video to its site who may also be making a living from that content. And this is why you won't find apps that allow you to download YouTube in the Google Play store: Google does not condone such a practice.

But is it actually illegal to download YouTube?

For personal use, no it is not illegal to download YouTube video. But it is immoral.

So, at the end of the day, it's really up to you to decide whether or not downloading video from YouTube for personal use is something you should be doing.
and
Quote:
We won't go into depth over the ins and outs of online piracy here, suffice to say that in order to stay on the right side of the law, any content you do download from the web, for which you do not own the copyright, must be for your personal use only.
__________________
"I'm Irish. We think sideways." Spike Milligan. 1918 - 2002
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 30-12-17, 22:49
FratPark's Avatar
FratPark FratPark is offline
Top contributor
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Surbiton, Surrey - Born City of Portsmouth
Posts: 4,078
Default Re: Watch full movies on YouTube

Thanks, Madeline a useful article.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 30-12-17, 23:38
Madeline's Avatar
Madeline Madeline is offline
Top contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cymru
Posts: 47,140
Default Re: Watch full movies on YouTube

You're very welcome FratPark!
__________________
"I'm Irish. We think sideways." Spike Milligan. 1918 - 2002
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 31-12-17, 02:43
Peru's Avatar
Peru Peru is offline
Highly valued member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 2,120
Default Re: Watch full movies on YouTube

Quote:
Originally Posted by Madeline View Post

Some salient points from the article:
Also from the article:
Quote:
Downloading video from YouTube does breach Google's terms of service. Within Section 5.1 it states: "YouTube hereby grants you permission to access and use the Service, subject to the following express conditions, and you agree that your failure to adhere to any of these conditions shall constitute a breach of these Terms on your part: you agree not to access Content through any technology or means other than the video playback pages of the Website itself, the YouTube Player, or such other means YouTube may explicitly designate for this purpose.

"You agree not to access Content for any reason other than your personal, non-commercial use solely as intended through and permitted by the normal functionality of the Service, and solely for Streaming. "Streaming" means a contemporaneous digital transmission of the material by YouTube via the Internet to a user operated Internet enabled device in such a manner that the data is intended for real-time viewing and not intended to be downloaded (either permanently or temporarily), copied, stored, or redistributed by the user.

"You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of YouTube or the respective licensors of the Content."

In other words, you are permitted to view YouTube video only through Google's own website and apps. You are not permitted to view YouTube video offline on your iPad, iPhone or Android device, PC or laptop through a third-party app.
__________________
Always check for bundled unwanted extras when downloading and installing any new software and be sure to decline them.
Use custom install when itís available. Read all of every window before clicking.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 31-12-17, 16:59
Dude111 Dude111 is offline
Highly valued member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,510
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Space_Cowby View Post
So copyright theft is ok on this forum as well as breaching YouTubes T&C ?
You tube wouldnt let anything like that stay on thier site!!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 31-12-17, 23:36
Madeline's Avatar
Madeline Madeline is offline
Top contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cymru
Posts: 47,140
Default Re: Watch full movies on YouTube

I'll go with this
Quote:
But is it actually illegal to download YouTube?

For personal use, no it is not illegal to download YouTube video. But it is immoral.
It seems to be a categorical statement but it does give you something to consider. Another thing it says in the article is this
Quote:
Such third-party apps will continue to pop up on the web, and people will continue to use them to make available offline their favourite YouTube videos. Google might not be aware that you're using them to download content from YouTube, and even if it did any threats of banning you from the service are all but impossible to uphold. After all, you don't need to be signed into your Google account to access YouTube.

So, at the end of the day, it's really up to you to decide whether or not downloading video from YouTube for personal use is something you should be doing.
My underlining. If not necessarily illegal, a matter of conscience according to what you're downloading it seems.
__________________
"I'm Irish. We think sideways." Spike Milligan. 1918 - 2002
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Search the forum

Search

© Dennis Publishing Limited Licensed by Felden





All times are GMT. The time now is 06:51.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Dennis Publishing 2010, All rights reserved