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Is downloading YouTube videos for personal use illegal?

ok so I got one of those YouTube downloader apps and I was just wondering if downloading music for personal use is 100% legal. part of me thinks that its just like recording a tv show, but then part of me thinks it might be illegal. Ive done some research and have seen mixed comments - some people say as long as you're not distributing it for money it's perfectly fine, but others say its illegal. I want to know a definitive answer once and for all because I want to use the app, but I don't if its illegal.

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It depends. If the copyright holder has authorized you to download a particular video, then no problem. But if the copyright holder has not granted permission for you to make a copy, i.e., download the video, then it is copyright infringement.

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Thank you for your help, but i dont understand because all I'm doing is listening to it without an Internet connection, I don't see how that's a copyright infringement.
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The act of making a copy is enough.
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It's not illegal.

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No, just like those old vhs tapes could record and playback, the industry created dvd's. It's legal, but ...

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