A group of major record labels — including Universal, Sony, Capitol and Warner Brothers — is suing YouTube-mp3.org, which rips audio from YouTube videos, for every single instance of piracy the site allegedly facilitated.
The plaintiffs claim that YTMP3 provides and “facilitates…means for its users to engage in copyright infringement, while profiting from the infringement”, as well as violating YouTube’s terms of service. The record labels are suing for $US150,000 ($195,679) in damages for every single case of alleged piracy — the site has over 60 million users per month. The BBC reports that they’re also requesting “a court order that would forbid web hosts, advertisers and other third parties from facilitating access to youtube-mp3.org”.
As evidence, the court document includes 300+ names the songs downloaded from YTMP3. Here’s a sampling:
“You’re Beautiful” – James Blunt
“All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor
“Timber” – Pitbull ft. Ke$ha
“Fight Song” – Rachel Platten
“Fireflies” – Owl City
“100 Years” – Five For Fighting
Here are the rest:
Which of these songs do you think is, objectively, the worst? I’m pretty sold on “All About That Bass”, but persuade me otherwise in the comments.