Following a notice from groups representing rights holders, Google has removed several YouTube rippers from search results in the UK. The notice stated that last year, a High Court order required ISPs to block the sites.
Last year, the British Recorded Music Industry Ltd (BPI) and Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) won a case that saw the High Court order ISPs to block several popular YouTube rippers, including 2Conv and Flvto.
The purpose of the order was to make these YouTube rippers harder to find. However, there are still ways to access these sites and rights holders have been complaining about Google allowing these domains in search results.