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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Russian-Czar, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Russian-Czar

    Russian-Czar Regular Member

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    If in image is not stored on my site that is using ADSENSE but it is stored on original source is that copyright infringement. If I use <img src="ORIGINAL URL SOURCE"> it will display image on my site but it is not stored on the server, Is that copyright violation? I think its safe but just want to make sure.

    Will my ADSENSE account be safe?

    Thank you
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Russian-Czar,

    I cannot provide a definitive source that says that your situation is not copyright violation but I would venture a guess that it still falls within that realm. Generally those types of laws are constructed to stop people from benefiting financially from someone else's work regardless of how they accomplish that. For example if a person were to charge people to watch a copyrighted movie that was not hosted on their own server, they would still be in violation of the copyright because they are benefiting financially from the content that they did not have rights to.

    Not sure how your situation would affect your adsense account.

    Perhaps you can find more information here,

    http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-definitions.html

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
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  3. RedLable

    RedLable Regular Member

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    Does "<img src="ORIGINAL URL SOURCE">" give you permission to use image? If not...
     
  4. Russian-Czar

    Russian-Czar Regular Member

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    Thank you for response.

    I guess it's called hotlinking and I am sure it's allowed as Google got sued for it and Google won. Google actually makes thumbs and stores it on their server and still won the case. Here is a wiki about this;

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inline_linking


    Long story short your are making a code not using an image and browser translates a code to a visitor, so a webmaster is just making a code and not using an image.