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[Help] Uploading Copyrighted Material (Files, Not Torrents). Want to Avoid Legal Trouble

Discussion in 'Torrents' started by hellohellosharp, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. hellohellosharp

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    I want to try a new method where I find new albums (newalbumreleases.net), download them, and then create a zip file and reupload.

    As a zip it would be much more accessible to the public...so I would use a content locker or something to monetize.

    I am worried about getting into trouble with:

    1. My hostgator account, which I planned to use to upload the zips.
    2. Youtube, which I would use to promote.

    I can get prepaid visa cards at a retail store to fake my identity and address...(and my domain that I would use to upload is WHOIS protected...not sure if that would help against the feds though).

    What do you think guys? What is the best way to do this? Is it possible to avoid getting banned completely?

    Thanks a bunch:)
     
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    Don't use hostgator, get an actual seedbox or server. The only real thing to worry about is getting a letter from your ISP about torrenting, which would be if you host the files yourself. If you uses my two previous options, then you should be fine.
     
  3. Autumn

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    Upload them to mediafire. You can upload files up to 200MB on a free account so much larger than the size of an album.

    All you do on your own hostgator site is host the content locker, and then a download.php?album_name=blahblah.zip page which redirects to the appropriate url on mediafire. That way, you're not hosting any infringing material yourself.

    If you're using music / music videos on Youtube to promote your site then you will have a hard time getting not getting banned just because of the automatic flagging for copyrighted audio, there's not a whole lot you can do about it.
     
  4. hellohellosharp

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    When you say "redirects to the appropriate url on mediafire" do you mean a direct link to the file or just the mediafire page...

    I want to use media fire but I want to use direct link (part of my method...).
     
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    I'm pretty sure it goes like this... www.yoursite.com/file.rar (redirects to) www.mediafire.com/actualfile.rar
     
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    If you were going to use the free mediafire (you don't want to pay unless you use an anon VCC, because you don't want the account identified with your CC), then you would have to link to the mediafire page - you can't direct link on the free version of mediafire. If you pay, you can direct link to the actual file.

    I don't think it would make any difference to getting the surfer to fill in your content locker.