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Advertising & Encouraging Piracy Is It ok

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by farkon, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. farkon

    farkon BANNED BANNED

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    I'm new here and looking for some advice, can anyone help?

    What I need to know is if I make a blog that has pictures and titles of new released songs & artist, can I send a visitor to an unlimited music download site clickbank?

    So say I pull traffic in from Google searches under the keywords
    "Download Jadakiss Album: The Last Kiss"

    Then on the landing page I describe how they can download unlimited music and mp3's if they become a member of this site here: http://mp3suite.com/?hop=0

    Would this be ok? If it's not how can I make it legal by using the keywords "Download Jadakiss Album: The Last Kiss" since this is the only way I am able to pull in the majority of my traffic. I mean I can't compete with the big boys and pull in traffic under the keywords "Download Unlimited Mp3's"

    I just believe there has to be away to market this by using some kind of free speech associated with my marketing strategy.

    What if I phrase it this way. " My friend told me about a great site where he was able to Download Jadakiss Album: The Last Kiss , not just that but if you register with this site: http://mp3suite.com/?hop=0 you can download any other music file you want."

    Now on the merchants site they explain to the consumer that by buying a membership doesn't give the buyer permission to upload or download copyrighted material. In other words I would be promoting a p2p network where the consumer can actually find and download the actual file their in search of.

    This cant be considered distribution of copyrighted files on my part because I never directly linked them to the actual file. Even the software they are purchasing doesn't actually host the file. Some user that is connected to the p2p network where the file is stored would be doing the distribution of the copyrighted work.

    I can go on and on but I just want to hear what some of you think about promoting a unlimited music download site this way. I have seen many people promoting products on youtube and blogs like this because it brings in so much traffic, since tjis is what people are looking for when downloading music. They search for the name of the album or the name of the artist. This is a gold mine for marketing an unlimited music download site.
     
  2. DrJekyll

    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

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    You are promoting a site, You are not the one that is providing the music.

    I had a quick look at the site, and they do not provide downloads.

    but even if they do, It is up to them to abide by the laws.

    how would you market itunes??? same thing, If itunes is doing things illegal, it is up to them to be accountable for it
     
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  3. misterajc

    misterajc Registered Member

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    There are laws on the books (particularly one called RICO) that were deliberately written to be very vague in order to round up organized crime bosses. If you are associated with an organization which has a pattern of criminal activity then as far as the law is concerned you are guilty too. This law has been applied in way that are very far removed from the original intent - against banks, employers, cigarette manufacturers, anti-abortion activists and even cookie stuffers. RICO offenses are punishable by up to 20 years in prison, even if the criminal activity in question would not merit that punishment. Now, if the RIAA made a case that the members of a MP3 sharing site were engaging in a pattern of criminal activity by breaking copyright laws, and you were associated with that site by recruiting for it, then you could be prosecuted under the RICO laws. It's not very likely, but 20 years in jail is the worst case scenario.