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Can we get in trouble if it's offshore...?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by wickid12, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. wickid12

    wickid12 Regular Member

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    I want to buy a offshore host and offshore domain of a movie site. Can I get in trouble if I'm in the US for this? thanks
     
  2. blackhat50

    blackhat50 Regular Member

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    are you targetting the offshore country or the country that considers it illegal?

    which country are you going to market to?

    The US Government has limitless resources. If they don't get convictions on the top count, they usually get convictions on something else. (Pre-Cohen, Al Capone was never convicted of murder or racketeering, but got 11 years for tax evasion; Post-Cohen, Martha Stewart was never even tried for insider trading, but convicted of obstruction of justice and conspiracy).
     
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  3. wickid12

    wickid12 Regular Member

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    I mean just a movie streaming site like watch movies online.
     
  4. freaky1718

    freaky1718 Newbie

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    it could also depend on if you personally own the website or a offshore business?
     
  5. wickid12

    wickid12 Regular Member

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    I personally own the website
     
  6. MarketerMac

    MarketerMac Regular Member

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    Yes. You can.

    The only advantage offshore hosting provides you is it'll be harder to shut the site down...they'll ignore DCMAs etc.
    If law enforcment decides to come after you directly, you will both be easy to track down (how ever you're monetizing it, domain registry, etc.) and they definately can enforce copyright infringement.

    The short of it is if you live in the US this isn't a good business model if you're looking to make a lot of money or maintain a stable business. Pick a different method, you'll thank yourself for it down the road.
     
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    freaky1718 Newbie

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    I think the riaa would just sue u in the us lol since its your property.
     
  8. linkme

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    Lol I love these threads, if you give away your identity, sure you can get in trouble :p
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  9. freaky1718

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    well if he has any cpa offers to other torrent programs they could always subpoena the company if they are from the us.
     
  10. JamesAtlas

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    If your based in the USA I wouldn't go down this path. The movie biz and the government have been cracking down on this pretty heavily in the last few months.