Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Yandex demands GitHub take down music downloader

Russian resource and search giant Yandex has demanded U.S-based Github to take down a tool that enables downloading from its music streaming service. Yandex's music platform offers more than 20 million tracks, all available for streaming from music.yandex.ru.

Yandex (Russian: Яндекс) is a Russian Internet company with about 60% market share in that country. It also develops a number of Internet-based services and products. Yandex introduced its first music player in 2009. A year later the company launched Yandex Music, a new service offering enhanced legal access to around 800,000 tracks from the company's catalog. In 2014 and after years of development, Yandex relaunched a revamped music platform with new features including a Spotify-like recommendation engine and licensing deals with Universal, EMI, Warner and Sony, among others. 
Although Yandex Music is only available in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan, the service can be reached by using a VPN. While, the service's licensing terms allow only streaming. A number of third-party applications are introduced to offer full MP3 downloads. One of the most popular is Yandex Music Downloader, hosted on Github. Now Yandex requires GitHub take down this illegal music downloader.
While lots of music websites avoid downloading musics from their services, plenty of alternative apps or tools are provide in Google search for download musics. Some music sites even provide free music download services, refer to one article get from Google: Where can I download free musics.

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