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Instagram name - is it legal to do that?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by MonikaF, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. MonikaF

    MonikaF Registered Member

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    Hi,
    Is it legal to make a profile of a famous celebrity who doesn`t have IG and make it end with ****official? If I just gave you an idea, feel free to thank me :D I really need to know!
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. daewoo45

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    You won't get in any serious trouble.

    Worse case they would close your account.
     
  3. bartosimpsonio

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    It's a trademark issue. Celebrities own their own trademark so they can take you down. Don't invest in a page like that or you'll lose it and work for free.
     
  4. MonikaF

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    Thanks for the answers. If the worst case is banning the profile I would give it a try, just to see where it will go. Are you sure I won`t get in any other trouble using celebrity`s name? Like, there are lots of fan profiles, who don`t get banned(haven`t observed if they have the word "offiicial" in the username, just an overall assumption), so will the word "official" or "_official" change something?
     
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    Technically....they have the right to pursue any profits you make using their name. Technically. But I don't think they'll waste their time going after your earnings.

    If you do make a decent sum, they'll surely want a cut.
     
  6. MonikaF

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    I doubt I will get a decent profit :D I`ll try this. Thanks again for the quick answers! ^^]
     
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    Is it you on your display? If it is you, I'm really interested...
     
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    Oh damnnn
     
  9. MonikaF

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    Interested? In what? Yes, it`s me. A girl browsing BHW in 2016, wow ^^]
     
  10. colorme

    colorme Supreme Member

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    Ha,ha; yes, 98% of users on BHW are guys, of those 75% are guys with girl's bios and photos. I wonder if you guys hit the jackpot with a real female.

    P.S. I know of a blue-eyed blonde babe that's unhappy and looking to romance you, she's either in Cambodia or Nigeria, but will say she's in a city near you! She takes Western Union payments for her internet connection and skype calls to you. She sends photos upon request.
     
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    I would just create a fanpage, honestly. Don't impersonate people.
     
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  12. MonikaF

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    I guess if they really have photos of girls on their profiles they would be kind of naked photos. Is mine such? =]
    What if I don`t pretend I`m the person, just keep the username and the name? Let me explain: In the description I could write with small letters "fan page" and with bigger one something cool. Also I can give credit to the celebrity in each picture`s description. When they comment, asking me if this is really the celebrity I could answer "no", but if they ask me other questions like "do you like pizza" I could answer what I really think. Would that be legal then?
    Someone impersonated Ariana Grande (once again: I will not impersonate like I said, only keep the "official" word) and got 1mln followers and at the end got away with nothing but banned account. Doesn`t sound that bad to me. Any lawyers here who could tell their opinion? I read a lot about this today even from lawyers and nobody mentioned if it`s illegal if I keep the "official" but put disclaimers everywhere that I`m not the celebrity, they just have written about the "full impersonation problem".
    So...Is this the new meta? Is this the new hype? What do you think?
     
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    Well I once impersonated a porn star on twitter and made a few hundred bucks, and nobody noticed although I got some unwanted dick picks... LOL.
     
  14. MonikaF

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    Nice :D Did you earn from CPA?
     
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    Jup, promoting offers via CrakRevenue!

    Stuff like "I'm live here now! Come join me! *insert affiliate link here*" :D
     
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    Not saying you're not a female, but most of the female accounts here are men. They just post a female shot for their profile. Naked photos are not allowed. :)
     
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    what you can do is impersonate that person and grow the account (if it goes 'viral') and then create another page and promote that page as the celebrities 'official' fan page. that way if the impersonation page gets cought you still have the fan page that has hopefully grown very quick too due to the promotion it got from the impersonation page.

    WIn wIn in my book.

    my guess is if you get caught they will just take the impersonation page away from you and you won't get into legal trouble (unless you have been saying unsavory things in their name)
     
  18. MonikaF

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    Thanks for the idea! I`ll certainly do that if the account goes well ^_^
     
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    I impersonated a celebrity, quite popular on facebook.
    The celebrity then made her page, got verified and my page was merged into her.

    Honestly, idk about Instagram but in the end I was in a huge loss.
     
  20. MonikaF

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    Interesting. I have some questions: Did you write descriptions and comments from the name of the celebrity? Did you put anywhere a disclaimer that this is a fan page? I`m really considering on putting a disclaimer in the description, but this way I`ll get less followers. I only give credits to the celebrity in the photos and obviously nobody noticed that from the fans (if this is enough I would stick to it) :D
    You said you had a huge loss when they merged the 2 pages together: did you actually lose money or under "loss" you mean you invested too much time and after merging you see that as a loss?