by Jonathan Murphy, 7Safe
"Whilst all instances of the illegal acquisition of multimedia are not known, it is not possible to gain a complete loss value, but a loss of $12.5 billion has been suggested by the IPI. Continued response as a means of protecting the media companies and the income they receive from legal sales continues as copyright enforcement attempts to eradicate illegal downloading. This is forcing those who support the legal downloading material to invent new and more creative means to adapt technology to achieve an end to their means. ‘YouTube Downloader’ (YTD) is a proof of concept which allows the user to download videos (of any nature) from a number of video streaming websites simply by entering the URL of the video they wish to download…"