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host copyrighted materials, how?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by dethtrax, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. dethtrax

    dethtrax Newbie

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    I've been seeing quite a few websites lately where you can watch full episodes of tv shows and was curious about how these sites have been getting around copyright laws. I cant quite figure this out, how is it these sites are able to host and allow access without an "iron fist" coming down and choking them out of existence, anyone have a take on this?

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  2. homenet

    homenet Power Member

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    Probably on an offshore server where copyright laws dont mean shit, China perhaps.
     
  3. voyevoda

    voyevoda Regular Member Premium Member

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    You can broadcast streams through justin.tv and link them from your website. The trick is not to have a sensical stream title. The site operators can search for "MMA" or "SuperBowl" and shut down streams pretty easily, but searching for "k456547hu45yj43" is far less likely to happen.

    That's how the biggest video site I know about does it.

    Pay someone in a foreign country to buy a prepaid credit card for you under a false name (bank of Hong Kong is great for this) and use it to buy your domains, hosting, etc. Ignore any DMCA takedowns you receive.
     
  4. legoego

    legoego Regular Member

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    don't know what it is, but it sounds painful
    It use to be everybody concerned about copyright laws would host their servers in Tokelau.. or dot tk