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Breaking copyright laws and punisments

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by karupoiss, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. karupoiss

    karupoiss Elite Member

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    Let's say I have a movie site where I get money by content locking and I embed the videos on my site from another third party websites.
    My site would locate in Europe, I am a citizen of Europe, my domain extension is .info but my site language is English and the traffic comes from all over the world.

    What would be the punishment for breaking the copyright laws here considering all the previous facts? Would they send me a letter to take the site down and that's it or would they take me to prison? I have heard the story about UK boy who was having a movie site and he was demanded by the USA to be extradited to USA from UK although he was having a site in UK (Richard O?Dwyer) and UK complied their wish.

    He was having a traffic of 10k people/day to that site. He was not doing content locking but just advertising on the webpage.
     
  2. ipwned

    ipwned Regular Member

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    It depends. Sometimes your site will be demanded to shut down other times they may well take you to prison. They love making examples of people.

    But since 10K isn't that much you should be in the clear for now.
     
  3. TheDuke

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    If you get complains, the first in line to find out is your hosting company, they will inform you that some parties have complained and they will probably ask you to remove that specific material that was reported, if you do it then you're fine and your hoster will be happy to keep you as an client. Yet if you don't, they can't do much about it but stopping your account with them thus making the complainer happy. end of story :)
     
  4. unclemike

    unclemike BANNED BANNED

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    The DMCA takes copyright infringement pretty serious. So make sure you use offshore
    hosting and domain name service. They can still take you down but less prison issue and also
    if you get a complaint then listen to it.
     
  5. Ebcompany

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    yes use offshore hosting to avoid DMCA
     
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    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Can ad networks give out personal info in regards to a site they are servings ads on, violated copyright laws? Or do they only do it after a court order,in the country that the ad network is based in. Being anonymous in the sense of domain ownership and hosting is pretty easy for low level copyright violations of content owned by people that do not have the resources to investigate and sue and or shutdown. But if you are making money from the site you will have to give out your info.
     
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