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Could i get into trouble for streaming TV-Shows ? I don't host files, just embed

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by djelica, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. djelica

    djelica Junior Member

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    To make long story short,
    recently i made site which streams tv show episodes (not movies). I add simple megavideo embed code for every episode.

    My domain name is registered under my real name which could be seen in whois.

    Could this bring troubles to my door ? should i just shut it down ?

    suggestions please.
     
  2. yeahright

    yeahright Registered Member

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    Generally you should be safe, but it really depends on your host and domain registrar.
     
  3. balazs700

    balazs700 Registered Member

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    techicaly your host doesn't broadcasting anything cause flash videos running on client side. so don't worry about this. however different countries has different laws ...
     
  4. mcguffin

    mcguffin Newbie

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    There have been a number of lawsuits against websites that just link to videos - do not think that you are safe because you do not host the files and have a disclaimer to state this.

    Although you are not hosting the videos you are still aiding the distribution of copyrighted material.

    Your best bet is to stay under the radar. Don't get too popular or the FEDS might come a knockin'.

    For reference Google 'TV Links Lawsuit'
     
  5. djelica

    djelica Junior Member

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    Thx for answer mcguffin, i just read about TVLinks and i came up with one more question.
    If i leave my contact information on site (email), would they first contact me to remove content and then if i do not, they take action (sue me)
    instead of
    ignore the contact information and just go to action ?
     
  6. djelica

    djelica Junior Member

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    anyone ?
     
  7. mcguffin

    mcguffin Newbie

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    Create a 'DMCA' section on your site, in here put a contact email.. something like dmca@yourdomain.com .. and put your disclaimer saying that you do not host the videos etc

    If you get a DMCA takedown notice you MUST comply with it otherwise you will get your ass sued.
     
  8. Italian Hawk

    Italian Hawk Power Member

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    Step one would be to spend a whole $5 depending upon the registrar and get that switched to a private registrar so you don't show up in the domain who is. It's not going to save you, but it may buy you some time and prevent fake warnings from competition.
     
  9. newss

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    You will want to get a private domain name registered, with a prepaid credit card. And find a host, that allows this kind of content and where it's legal to link to content.

    The Netherlands is a perfect example
     
  10. Kvamme

    Kvamme Junior Member

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    The Netherlands is a perfect example

    even I have a site which is doing the same,which Netherlands hosting provider are good for these things?
     
  11. AndersonSpider

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    I've been streaming some PPV events and haven't gotten in any trouble from Hostgator yet. I just redirect URLs, I don't host anything myself. That's automatic ban.

    -Anderson
     
  12. Deviance

    Deviance Regular Member

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    No it isn't, linking to copyrighted material is illegal here aswell, because you encourage people to download copyrighted material.
     
  13. GreenDolla

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    no you cannot get in trouble for Embeded Videos just leave a disclamier that you do not host any videos on your servers and that your website is acting like a gateway and to contact the owners of the site where the video is hosted on.

    I seen alot of sites that been up for a really long time and not once was their sites down..just don't try to host any copyrighted stuff on your servers and youll be cool