1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Is a music/video search website illegal?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ruler0fall, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. ruler0fall

    ruler0fall Power Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    263
    Hey, I was wondering if something like this: http://udmtv.com/music/
    Is illegal, If not what would be the best way to monetize I don't think google would allow this on adsense right ?

    Thank you for your time, Ruler0fAll
     
  2. Brotato

    Brotato Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    59
    yes it's illegal, yes adsense will ban you
     
  3. ruler0fall

    ruler0fall Power Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    263
    ok ,Too bad seemed a good way to reel in some money But I'll rather keep my server and webhosting a little longer ;)
     
  4. spellbinder

    spellbinder Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2008
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    106
    I disagree, at least about the illegality of it. If you are not actually hosting the files, just pointing to where people can find them, then I don't think its illegal. Especially if you were to put some sort of disclaimer up saying "this service is to be used ONLY so you can find digitial copies of music you already own and not to retrieve illegal copies of any song or album etc." Make them agree to terms of service before searching and you should be good to go.

    However, Adsense may ban your ass for having their ads on that type of site. Although I know sites like partager.info have Adsense on them so you never know.
     
  5. Brotato

    Brotato Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    59
    I know for a fact adsense will not like it. I once ran a huge mp3 searching site and adsense lasted about 6months before they removed them and contacted me.
     
  6. overqualified

    overqualified Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    And what if this search consists only of a personalized google search? Adsense would ban it too? (I did it on videoscanner dot blog spot dot com . No probs up to now. But just a couple of months are passed).