As some of you may have noticed, some of you are having issues downloading videos from YouTube. This is not something we can change. YouTube has decided to start cracking down on piracy and illegal downloading by implementing processes preventing people from downloading videos they don’t own the rights to.
That’s right. Piracy. Piracy in modern times has a new definition, it’s about copyright infringement. Copyright infringement is when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner.
Downloading videos to your own computers directly from YouTube has been a Terms of Service Violation ever since I can remember. YouTube has put up roadblocks to help prevent this from occurring easily.
Long story short, when you download content from YouTube, you’re reproducing the content without authorization. You are more than welcome to embed our videos, share the links to where our videos can be found, but you may not download or take our videos to another outside source without our authorization. YouTube is trying to prevent this. We have received several complaints where people are attempting to download our tutorial videos but there are errors within the downloads. This isn’t The Crochet Crowd creating these errors, this is YouTube protecting Mikey’s content.
For more information about copyright and piracy check out the following videos
Thank you for your understanding.
Ian – The Crochet Crowd Intern