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New research published by PRS for Music and the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has concluded that stream ripping is now the most prevalent and fastest-growing form of music piracy in the UK.


  • Repeating previous research, PRS and the IPO identified Google-owned YouTube as the most popular source of content for stream-ripping sites.

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  • Details the research commissioned by PRS and the IPO into the prevalence of stream ripping in the UK.
  • Highlights the role played by the online video service in raising the profile of many stream-ripping apps and sites.

Key questions answered

  • How big a problem is stream ripping for UK rights holders?
  • What part is YouTube playing to limit its involvement in the latest form of music piracy?

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  • Summary
  • The good and the bad of easier music access
  • Stream ripping now the piracy leader
  • A mockery of partnership claims


  • Author

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