re: Download a whole YouTube Playlist at one go VIEW POST


Is downloading YouTube videos Legal ?


Yes. Downloading YT videos is legal. Your browser is downloading videos in order to play them.


There is difference between, Browser downloading and You downloading manually using some software or code. :)

That "some software" is also a Browser.

Downloading is downloading. Making a HTTP request, and saving some transmitted data to a file on hard drive.


Never knew that. Thanks for the information.


Although the post is for educational purpose, just to show Webscraping use,in the copyright infringement that surrounds certain YouTube videos, it is the uploader who is technically the copyright violator because he/she is publishing. So if you try to own a video that's illegal. Works fine till you keep things to yourself and that's too illegal. But YouTube hasn't taken any actions till date about it.

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