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I want to buy a domain. What about copyrights?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by micito00, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. micito00

    micito00 Newbie

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    Hello everyone! I came up with an idea to create website, with the same name as original page's name. For example i would buy domain called rapidshare(dot)eu ( instead of (dot)com ) and I would screenshot the original page and paste the image to my one. I'd cut off the download button from this image and replace it with an link to original download, but when someone clicks on that button, locker will appear. Could I get into trouble by making such website? ( I would not copy any html files, no coding involved in that website, just the name and screenshot )

    That's just the same method as JohnsonDaniel wrote in his article, here on bhw.
     
  2. JamaicanMoose

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    That does not seem like a good idea.
     
  3. patriciajohns

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    If you are planning to do so, follow these steps:
    1. Purchase offshore domains
    2. Purchase offshore hosting
    3. Purchase unanimously using unanimous payments like bitcoins
     
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  4. micito00

    micito00 Newbie

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    I mean, I could risk it, I already bought a domain and the site is nearly finished. Didn't post anything on it yet, though.
    I spoke with my affiliate guy from ogads asking if I could go to court by doing something like this, and he said, that it's nothing serious, they would just simply ask me to shut it down.
    What do you guys think? What troubles would i get into by doing that?
    Thanks for any advice! <3
     
  5. tipovi24

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    That is not a very smart idea you could get in a big trouble because of copying them if you use your own ideas to create your own content you dont have to worry about it
     
  6. shaqsquash

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    I believe they can jack your domain and claim trademark/copyright whenever they want.
     
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    I remember back in 2008 we bought uspstracking.org, it ranked 2nd for usps tracking in like 1 week. We made 200$ a day with adsense for a week while it was 2nd. Then it tanked for a while and then we got banned from google lol.

    And yeah they did jack the domain eventually.
     
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    Awful idea in most cases, although I doubt a file-sharing company would have the balls to initiate any kind of legal action.
     
  9. micito00

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    What kind of trouble would i get into ? Would they send me a message to close my site first or I'd have to go to court or pay some fine straight away?
     
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    Pm me and i can tell you exactly how to avoid trouble
     
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    You won't have any issue cloning such website . You could have issue if you was about to clone Bank website or PP etc.
     
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    What about the name ? I basically used exact name as this site's name, but my one is .co and their is .com ?
    Sorry for all those questions, I really want to make sure I'll be ok before i'll start to advertise this site.
     
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    Nothing to worry about with such sharing sites really.
     
  14. micito00

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    So you say I should be ok with that domain name? I wouldn't go to court or pay any fine by using it? Even if there is something wrong, they would ask me to shout it down, right? All I can say is, that the website i'll 'clone' is a gambling site in a online game.
     
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    Our domains real bulletproof. We ignore all complaints except from ICANN and spamhaus.