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Music, Audio, and Podcasting Do you use your Mac to create music? This is the place for discussions on creating and editing music on the Mac!

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Would this be illegal?

If I download a YouTube video of a song, then extract the audio and put it in iTunes. Is that OK? I just want to make sure.
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It depends on whether it's copyrighted material.

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I think it is if it's like a music video. cwa107 is right. You'd have to see if it's copyrighted first.

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the quality would be crap though.
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If you like the tune, then seek it out at the store or Itunes and you will get a much better quality copy, you Tube audio is heavily compressed
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Trust me, I've purchased over 100 songs off iTunes...there are some they just don't have. Also, I don't download music videos, just regular vids like a slideshow with the song I like playing.
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So? You asked if it was illegal or not. The answer is yes, if there's a copyright on the material you wanted to download.

"iTunes didn't have it" is not going to hold up in court.
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whats the song - post a link to YouTube, I am sure someone on here will know the original track
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There's no exact track, I'm just generalizing.
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