Is it possible to block somebody from downloading a YouTube video? I don't want people stealing my videos.

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It's not possible with YouTube, but you can try the following:

  • watermark your videos (don't overdo it)
  • make the video private and share the link only to people you trust
  • try another video sharing service that encrypts the streams so they can't be easily captured/downloaded
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    There are tools to record whatever is playing on your screen. So even if the stream is encrypted, it can be re-recorded with a lower quality though it can't be downloaded
    – mvark
    Commented Dec 25, 2015 at 15:16

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