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Do I need overseas hosting?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by 8yhisjk, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. 8yhisjk

    8yhisjk Registered Member

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    I'm not going to compete with anyone for any niche video website, but just curious: if I'm simply embedding videos in my WP blog that are hosted on some other website, and if those videos are copyrighted, like full episodes of some shows, or even full movies, would it be illegal for me to display that content on my website?

    Remember, I'm only embedding, not actually hosting. Would I be fine with just good ol' hostgator?
     
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    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    Not if you´re in the US or any other country that doesn´t like it and takes action against it.

    If not, knock yourself out.


    There´s a guy who sells overseas here, his banner is something like "buy with us and get a free out of jail pass". Funny as hell.
     
  3. raidel21

    raidel21 Regular Member

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    HostGator is the worst for this...

    You will loose your website ...for sure.

    You need Private everything and Offshore.
     
  4. 8yhisjk

    8yhisjk Registered Member

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    Really, private everything, even though I'm only embedding someone else's hosted content? Wow.

    I am indeed in the U.S. And what's wrong with hostgator, I thought they're pretty "chill" as long as you're not doing anything that takes up a lot of bandwidth or have millions of views a day.
     
  5. raidel21

    raidel21 Regular Member

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    lol...ok , do what you want.

    Embedding is enough for DMCA to come knocking..

    HG WILL not have your back...

    Good luck.
     
  6. 8yhisjk

    8yhisjk Registered Member

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    I'm not insisting on doing anything at all. I asked a question and am expressing disbelief. Can anyone else confirm this besides raidel21, whose experience in this game is unknown to me?
     
  7. welshman

    welshman Power Member

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    I've known of a few usa based websites being closed due to embedding copyrighted videos
     
  8. screwebay

    screwebay Registered Member

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    Can't imbed, US law states against the sharing of movies in some subsections.
     
  9. screwebay

    screwebay Registered Member

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    So...yes OVERSEAS HOSTING
     
  10. welshman

    welshman Power Member

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    hmmm... I actually think I read something about that a while ago, you're right.