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Copyright is a bitch.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by fatbap, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. fatbap

    fatbap Regular Member

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    I was planning on making a site specific to a popular animated tv show, where users can post screenshots of the show and can talk about them.

    The makers of the show are known for having taken fan-made stuff down before, should i be worried about this?

    if the users are posting the images themselves does that mean i avoid copyright infringement, the same way porntubes do? thanks
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There is a clause called fair use, which includes short clips for the purpose of writing reviews. The courts find that such reviews are of greater public interest than the copyright. I think screenshots with due credit for the purpose of reviewing the show falls under fair use.
     
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  3. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    Even if it does fall under fair use it might not be worth the hassle.
     
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    You are right, and if they dare to say anything just show them this clip.
     
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  5. Beven

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    I usually just try to avoid this stuff.

    Although you're probably not legally in the wrong, the time and hassle it can lead to taking up is just not worth it.
     
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    As others have said; you can be as right as you are (which FWIW I think you would be fine), but the issue is the time, effort, and possibly money spent arguing that you are indeed right.
    I should think that the pay off would want to be significant to justify spending time in a minefield like that...
     
  7. stugz

    stugz Junior Member

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    Host in a China with a tld they cannot touch and tell them to fuck off (or ask for money) if they come crying.
     
  8. MadStacks

    MadStacks BANNED BANNED

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    Just do not post any personal information so they have nobody to actually take to court
    and see how long you get away with it. But do not count on it being up forever.