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Can Big Companies Like "Amazon" "Ebay" "Instagram" Sue You?

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  1. jp_smith86

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    Hey Guys,

    Can All big companies like Amazon, Ebay, Instagram sue or file lawsuit against anyone who is sitting in another country for false advertising, trademark infringement and violations of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and the Washington Consumer Protection Act.

    For example: If I have a website like buypinterestlikes.com and selling Pinterest pins, likes etc and i'm living in another country. can they sue or file any case against me and they can create problems for me or they cannot do anything?


    Thank you for your suggestions?

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    I have a website for Instagram from past 2 years lol i never had any issue :) just explain in your FAQ or disclaimer and you are good to go lol but I am not say they can't do maybe they but there are loads of selling companies they don't really go into deep unless you do something really bad to them.
     
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    They can try, but you are from India and they are from USA.

    A guy sent me a letter that they want to sue me over copyrighted photo that was on one of my sites. I removed the photo but they still wanted the money. When I answered I will expose their black hat SEO practice they stopped mailing me. Here is my mail.

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    They all talk the talk, but you should show them that you walk the walk.
     
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  4. UptonGoodwin

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    The most they can do is try to seize your domain/block it from google.
     
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    But For example: If i have a website buyinstagramfollowers.com i sell instagram followers which is totally against their TOS, Disclaimer will not work in that situation i guess or it will?
     
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    Their TOS is not law.
     
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    I vote Sky for our new online law consultant moderator.
     
  8. Capo Dei Capi

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    Dude why are you so worried about American Laws when it will be Indian Laws that you need to concern yourself about? The most they are going to do is have it seized from the domain provider since it would be too costly to launch a lawsuit over it and they aren't guaranteed they would be able to collect from someone.
     
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    Because i want to know all the issues i can face if i start something like this. I don't have any knowledge about this. So better ask to the ones who know about it instead of going to jail or paying $$$$$ fine. :D

    So nothing can be done. There is no way they can do it...
     
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    They'll send you mails regarding stopping the sale of likes and all that coz it's against their TOS. But I don't think they'd come after you.
     
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    carry on smith, as far as you are from India.
     
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    Thank you so much guys for your helpful Replies. I'll keep all points in mind.
     
  13. TheSEOWizard

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    Interesting story. Blackmailing for using a single image to which they "supposedly" own copyrigths. Even DMCA mentions that once you delete the image you are not liable to any further copyright claim. If image copyright was such that anybody could just blackmail then maybe facebook, twitter, pinterest etc. would need to pay billiions of dollars every day for image usage charges. More than 70-80% of the images shared on these websites are from random sources on the internet or even from "copyright watermarked" sources.

    I once remember a top movie production house sending me an email asking for 1 million for a video hosted in youtube with watermark of my website. I just deleted the video and told them politely that "please fck off". LOL



    Should not create problems unless you try something illegal or to disrepute them. I have used brand "related" domains for the last 10 years. Never faced any problems. For example, if you provide tips etc. and promote them indirectly they would be more than happy. Anyways, I am still not too convinced about the domain copyright thing. For example, if there is a domain named "doyoulikeinstagramorpinterestmore.com" who would claim copyright? Pinterest or instagram. If they want to go after you, they might do but the chances are less. Or you might just use a synonym if you are too worried eg. buypinsonline.com etc.
     
  14. cottonwolf

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    The whole idea of copyright was invented to scare people into submission and make them refrain and think million times of jail and all terrors before doing something that might yield them money.
    Don't worry though, when corps and gov officials talk about making war to drive revenue and gdp they don't worry about your opinion or the rights of others.
    George Carlin had some funny videos about the US government, lifestyle and the English language sandwich.
     
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    I think you are fine, don't worry to much or you can't do anything because of scary. Addmefast selling all kinds of these stuff but they are fine