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embedding copyrighted videos, a go or no go?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by smartass, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. smartass

    smartass Newbie

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    Good day fellow members,

    what isthe best way to monetize a site that has users coming to watch a specific serie online? is it ok to embed copyrighted vids uploaded by someone else onto my site? if not, what would be the best way to monetize such a site. thanks
     
  2. PartyNeon

    PartyNeon Regular Member Premium Member

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    Content locking would be a viable solution. Essentially, the user has to fill out a survey or complete some sort of offer before they gain access to the content. It's always a good idea to actually give them the content afterward, but you don't even "have" to do that. But I would... (You get money from the content locking provider)

    As for monetizing. If its "enough" traffic, adsense could provide revenue. You can always sell links and blog posts as well, if the SEO is authoritative. Sell clickbank offers, or check out commission junkie. PM me the link, I'll give you some more tips if I can see the site.
     
  3. smartass

    smartass Newbie

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    I guess the monetization part is understood, now the content is whre its at, this would be copyrighted stuff and don't want to get into trouble, can i embed videos from youtube? or maybe just put trailers up instead of whole video?
     
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    webcatpl Junior Member

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    Embedding videos from youtube should be fine. I would not risk with adsense if you do this kind of stuff. Stick to content locking.
     
  5. webdesign

    webdesign Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you've got a site for a TV series ranking, there's no point..
    Get a JS developer to code you something fancy (if you're getting enough traffic).

    If I was you, I'd grab the series intro/theme song, embed that and let it play for 10 seconds,
    then pop up a content locker to continue watching.

    A bit of extra reading for you if you do plan on linking to, or embedding the content;
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...rotest-extradition-uk-citizen-u-s-prison.html
     
  6. DamageX

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    Embedding = publishing.

    I know of a current case where a guy was just sued for publishing (embedding) copyrighted clips. No idea what is going on with that case at the moment, but if you don't have the finances and legal firepower needed to defend yourself, I wouldn't risk it. Your call, of course.