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I developed a plugin which allows people to download videos from YouTube. It's open-source if that matters. Is my plugin legal to distribute and use?

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closed as off topic by John Conde Jun 16 '12 at 16:28

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How does the use of your plugin differ from viewing the content as a user regularly would? In either case, the user will be downloading the content to view it. – danlefree Jun 11 '12 at 15:40
no that plugin consist of Html for and php class when user enter user it generate download links – John Smiith Jun 11 '12 at 15:50
If it is release under GPL so it is opensource, internet is free, you can do anything, – Liang Lee Jun 11 '12 at 16:00
up vote 2 down vote accepted

YouTube is owned by Google. There are hundreds of plugins for Firefox and Chrome which can download videos from YouTube. I think it is not illegal but it's against YouTube's Terms of Use.

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