New Real Player helps you steal web videos

It’s shocking, but true. The new Real Player 11 from Real Networks is quite the little deviant. It allows one click ripping from popular video sites including YouTube, Google Video, AOL Video, Brightcove, Yahoo!, NYTimes, and much more. It doesn’t allow users to download DRM content, but everything else is fair game. This isn’t revolutionary technology, but it’s certainly a first for such a popular and historically above the board product. This would seem to open up a world of hurt for content creators attempting to protect their creations, as well as Real, who is presumably opening themselves up to a veritable torrent of lawsuit possibilities. If you’re curious, you might want to nab this up before the suits with C&D orders come a knockin’. Available in June for Windows users.

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