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

Is it illegal to take content for directory sites?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lykathe, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. lykathe

    lykathe Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    109
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    full time PHP/JS/Python freelance
    Location:
    Detroit
    I'm making a really comprehensive directory, and I'm wondering if say I put a restaurant in there, would it be illegal for me to copy and paste what's on their website, or take pictures from another website(not necessarily the businesses official site) to put on my directory?
     
  2. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Messages:
    2,197
    Likes Received:
    3,041
    Occupation:
    I figure out ways to make money online and then au
    Location:
    Spamville
    Yes, that is most definitely copyright infringement unless the stuff you were copying was explicitly under an open license (eg. creative commons). Otherwise to be legal you would have to get permission from the source sites. Whether you would actually get caught is another matter.
     
  3. Rafim

    Rafim Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    1
    I agree with the rest, but I think Creative Commons is only free for personal use and not commercial ..? I may be wrong though, so CMIIW

    The best free to use license IMO is MIT license..

    If anyone has other thoughts on this, please share (in plain english..lol), this is one thing i would really like to know.
     
  4. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,034
    Likes Received:
    1,690
    Location:
    I come from a land downunder
    I run a travel site and everything is copy and pasted from the operators website. While it may be against copyright, they'll just be happy that someones out there promoting them.
    I wouldn't worry too much.
     
  5. lykathe

    lykathe Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    109
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    full time PHP/JS/Python freelance
    Location:
    Detroit
    Awesome dude thanks.