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Full Length Movie Embedding

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Deviance, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Deviance

    Deviance Regular Member

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    I had no idea where I could post this thread, so I decided to put it here.

    Anyway, I have a website (wordpress blog) that contains full length movies (like The Dark Knight, Wall-E, Monster vs Aliens etc). I upload them to a pretty well known video upload site and embed them on my blog afterwards. I make money through CPAlead, people need to fill in a survey before I allow them to watch the movies. The server I host on is an offshore server and the domain contact info is fake. My question is: how deep am I in trouble once Warner Bros, are a similar company, finds out that I'm offering their movies for free? Will they put a lot of effort in trying to get my IP so they can contact my ISP? Or will they just contact the site that I use to host my videos and tell them to remove them? I'm based in an European country if that matters.

    Because seriously, I make a few dollars each day out of this with minimum work.. but it's not worth going to court for.

    I was wondering what you guys are thinking about this?
     
  2. jasonac2

    jasonac2 Junior Member

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    They wont waste their time. It would cost them a lot more money than they are losing for the small number of people that visit your site. If they really wanted to close down sites similar to yours, they would've done something about www.surfthechannel.com which is the largest site for offering free streaming tv/movies.

    I'd say you're fine for a long time. If you start getting tens of thousands of visitors each day then you might worry a little bit.
     
  3. Deviance

    Deviance Regular Member

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    True, but surfthechannel doesn't actually offer the movies themselves:

    STC does not stream, host, communicate or make available content of any kind. The videos that STC links to are hosted and shown from a wide range of third party broadcaster, video streaming and TV network websites.

    I upload them to a video site and then directly embed them.. isn't that a bit worse?
     
  4. Deviance

    Deviance Regular Member

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    Bump: I really want to know if embedding is any worse than ''just'' giving a link to the video.
     
  5. facebookapps101

    facebookapps101 BANNED BANNED

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    From experience of having dealing with wwe and sony, you will get a email/letter stating to stop or you will be sued. Until then, do what your doing and you will be fine. Once you get that letter however, take down yr site. They only go after the big mama's
     
  6. Deviance

    Deviance Regular Member

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    Ok, so embedding from a video hosting site isn't any worse than linking to a video hosting site?
     
  7. jasonac2

    jasonac2 Junior Member

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    Yeah it's not much different. As long as the video isn't hosted on your sever
     
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    They don't generally make a fuss about these kinds of sites, but they do sometimes. I got a C&D from Disney a few months ago for one of my sites, even though my whois was completely fake and I was hosting offshore as well. I wasn't hosting any movies, just embedded Youtube vids on my site. So, tread carefully.