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downloading videos to disc - freeware

Dell 4600 P4 Windows XP
I have tried a few freeware utilities to convert You Tube and other saved videos to a format I can save to disc. Most of them suggest copying the URL to a box on their device and then pasting it somewhere to convert. But the paste option is not available after copying. I tried writing down the URLs and entering them myself, but I get an error message, and in one case shifted off to another site.
If anyone knows of a good freeware utility for this I'd like to hear about it. Thanks!

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Are YouTube videos copyrighted?

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If so, you cannot do that.

Perhaps this will explain;

5. Your Use of Content on the Site

In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of content on the YouTube Website.

A. The content on the YouTube Website, except all User Submissions (as defined below), including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like ("Content") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein ("Marks"), are owned by or licensed to YouTube, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. YouTube reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content.

If I have misunderstood you, please explain.


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YouTube videos on TV

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Hi Mark; Just curious. I've seen alot of YouTube clips used on TV News/Talk shows. How do they get them? Thanks, Ron B

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They adher to the rules.

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That is, my legal team calls theirs and secures the rights.

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Working for them.

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No, I don't work for them. Your offensive alert has been received, and although I am unsure who you mean by 'them", if you mean YouTube, then the answer is No.

However, under Forum Policy I am obliged to point out that attempting to copy/download videos from YouTube without either the owner's permission or YouTube's permission may breach their copyright rules. I suspect the same can be held for any videos where you are asking about downloading by entering the url's manually. But I can't be sure of that because you did not specify any other sites for us to check.

These forums cannot be used to discuss breaches of Copyright, and you may want to take that into account in any reply you post here.


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To multimediaFish.

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Sorry, but as explained in my previous posts, I am concerned about YouTube's Copyright rules, and I believe your guidance may break those rules.

I don' think CNET can be involved in reporting measures where such rules are breached, and so I have removed your post.

If you have any information that you think would change my mind about YouTube's Copyright rules then feel free to psot them here.


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