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Can this be called "copyright infringement" ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by balsagoth007, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. balsagoth007

    balsagoth007 Elite Member

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    Last month i was contacted by my affiliate manager on a private affiliate program about shutting down a review website that was #1 for the term "product name review" because it contained the trademark on domain name and title and it affected the seo effort of that company, so i have removed it without asking any questions (maybe it's a dumb move from my part). Knowing the quality of the term and the traffic it gets i was thinking about 301ing that domain to a new one that promote a similar offer and monetize it with amazon this time. My question:
    If for example (just imagined) the TM term is : "powerleveling method", can i just use a generic name on the domain and in title use something like : "powerleveling: review of this powerful method". Can this still be called copyright infringement.
    Sorry for the long post! :)
     
  2. ILoveCSharp

    ILoveCSharp Regular Member

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    It is about the words. If word itself is not in dictionary and made up brand name you can not. If they are generic you should be able to.
     
  3. balsagoth007

    balsagoth007 Elite Member

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    The first term is still a trademark but it has been used by hundreds of websites, the second is a generic word. The combination of the two makes a trademark (of a company that sucks :)).