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Fan site for a movie?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by johndea, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. johndea

    johndea Regular Member

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    If I make a fan site for a movie, and clearly label it as unofficial, can I get a takedown? Will the studios care? What are the risks?
     
  2. ken44

    ken44 Newbie

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    My guess is as long as you aren't trying to sell anything you should be o.k.
     
  3. cracken

    cracken Newbie

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    Yeah usually if it's an unofficial site, than you should be fine. What movie is it the site is based on? I'm guess it's a fan site of sorts?

    You should be fine though.
     
  4. Grimey

    Grimey Registered Member

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    Avoid stealing any kind of content or media. Copyright infringement can hurt ($$$).
     
  5. becauseimhot

    becauseimhot Junior Member

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    Yeah I heard about someone who had to spend more than 10k on attorney and settlements or face criminal copyright
     
  6. Continental

    Continental Registered Member

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    Yes, try to avoid any kind of copy. Then you should be fine.
     
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    Anotherdesignteam Newbie

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    As long as you are absolutely clear on being an outsider it'll be fine. And don't copy paste material into your fansite
     
  8. ken44

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    Guess a lot can also depend on the star. While not a movie idol, Gene Simmons (Kiss rock band) is quick to shut down anyone that remotely attempts to infringe on the band name.