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Are lyrics on a blog asking for trouble?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Bamboo1, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Bamboo1

    Bamboo1 Junior Member

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    Warners' new album. Not released yet. I have lyrics for few songs. I posted lyrics on my blog (the one I registered Adsense with, hm..), and until a bulb switched above my head later, I haven't even considered that it would be illegal.
    After a short search I removed the lyrics, but now I noticed that my site visits went 1000% up (it still isn't much since I had very little to begin with, but it's a significant growth in just a matter of a day, and I went #1 for that album's lyrics keyword)

    Do you think Warner would give me trouble if they saw their lyrics on my site?
    Actually, does anyone know the legal aspects of posting lyrics?


    edit: Even though I removed the lyrics 12 hours ago, G still lists me number one for the song (without even putting word "lyrics" in search.) That will most likely change I guess.
     
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  2. SEO20

    SEO20 Elite Member

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    Just remove the lyrics if they contact you. It's a "fan" page :)
     
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    gregstereo Elite Member

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    EXACTLY - "fansites" can get away with a helluva lot more, I wouldn't worry if I were you.

    Also, google "fair use doctrine" some time if you really want to learn about what you can and cannot get away with.

    "To live outside the law you must be honest" - Bob Dylan
     
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  4. Bamboo1

    Bamboo1 Junior Member

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    If you're really sure, than that's really good. Now I've read some of the articles about fair use doctrine.

    The site was listed as fanclub from the day one, but I'm not sure about the "non commercial"part since it has adsense (regardless of the fact I haven't been making anything with it).

    I'm thinking about putting more lyrics, and maybe even links to my own torrents, (I guess I'd have to remove adsense from there) but user has to fill cpa offer to access the content.
    I also thought about linking to another domain I don't care about at all, and putting the complete lyrics, torrent links there.
    Wonder if that would work in practice?
     
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    crack_dhat Power Member

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    There are lots of music lyrics sites out there..how are they getting away with it?
     
  6. Bamboo1

    Bamboo1 Junior Member

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    They simply put: "All lyrics are property and copyright of their owners. All lyrics provided for educational purposes only."

    I wonder would that be enough for everyone. In theory it should, imo.
     
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    SSL9000J Regular Member

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    They're more worried about illegal downloads, and look how out of hand that got. Lyrics are the least of their problems. Don't even worry about it.