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Content locking - Incent offers - ILLEGAL?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Laughtime, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. Laughtime

    Laughtime Junior Member

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    hey, i was wondering if content locking especially with incent offers - like where
    you offer them something they wont get (Pokemon coins, free followers and stuff like that...) - is kind of illegal?
    Like, could you get reported and brought to court for that?
     
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    -"So this guy on the internet promised he'll give me pokeballz and tricked me to download a thing on my phone"
    Judge : lmao ok
     
  3. Laughtime

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    xDDDDD
     
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    So you can basically offer them everything?
     
  5. BassTrackerBoats

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    In general you want to make sure that what you are offering is OK with the network. Also, as a generality, networks that allow content locking are pretty flexible there.
     
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    incest offer - illegal - perfect clickbait title.
     
  7. Laughtime

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    So if i want to offer something, i have to contact my network (affiliate manager) first and ask if thats ok?
     
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    Already i know friend from US did content locking stuff ... one of the ppl who completed a survey reported him to FBI ... long short story he got execution by electric chair after court judgement ... but not my friend , the guy who complained ......
     
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    I almost always do - I like to have a good relationship with them so that if there are issues they will be on my side.
     
  10. Laughtime

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    lol guys xDD i know this sounds like a dumb question, but i just wanted to know instead of constantly asking myself ;D

    Alrught. Thanks a lot! :)
     
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    This is a civil issue; so whatever is not illegal criminally can get you in trouble in civil courts via private legal action. I don't think your typical Pokemon user will be suing you (due to age/education level) but at the same time, is it ok to steal candy from a baby? Be good to the world...
     
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    Content locking is not always nefarious.

    Let's say I have a PDF I give out that shows you how to fix a leaky faucet using a banana peel but I want you to pay for it using a survey as opposed to laying out cash?

    Or perhaps, I have a method to catch fish no matter what but want you to do an email submit for the info?

    There are 4 and a half zillion other examples I could generate if time allowed but of course I won't do that but CLing is used in a lot of areas; in fact one well known news site uses it to unlock content on their site and I go to that site almost daily.