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Is it legal to make money off celebrities' names?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by LeeGiS, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. LeeGiS

    LeeGiS Registered Member

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    Suppose I create a webpage saying:

    Britney Spears is a transvestite, click here for more pics.

    They click on the link, and I put a content locker on it, so people would do CPAs to watch the pictures or whatever.

    There are three parts to the question:

    1. Is it legal to make money using a celebrity's name?
    2. Is it legal to post false rumors about celebrities?
    3. Since it is fake, there would be no pic after the complete of cpa offer. Could smbd sue me for that?

    It might sound dumb, but somebody told me that if I made a webpage like that, Britney's lawyers could sue me for posting false rumors and using her name to make profit. Is that true?
     
  2. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    In the States they are often kind and considerate like they will give you free food and board and lodging in the Big House

    But if you are really desperate to find out what prison food is like than go ahead with your innate plan and then I hope the Feds move in lock you up and throw the key away!

    Finally there are 1000s of legal ways to make money on BHW how come you want to be a lowlife bottom troffer! I think it is time you had a serious re-think on your ethics - morals and business practices.
     
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  3. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    Lol, although that was funny as hell, I dont think they would take it as far as jail time. But yes they can sue you, and should if you do something like that. Thats how rumors get started. Lets put it this way. A hundred people probally know you. Would you want those hundred people to think you're a sheep fucker? So why in the hell do you think that someone would want millions thinking they are a tranny? Just sayin.
     
  4. bornformoney

    bornformoney Senior Member

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    1 + (Idiots x CPA) = $Money$
    Is it legal? No idea.

    Can you do it? Why not?

    LOL...refer to one of my threads and you should see what I did to youtube...but yeah it's just uopn you. As long as you cover your tracks...you're good to go.
    Now someone teaching you ethics lesson, doesn't really matter. Not even zuckerberg had any and look where he is now. Decide what you want and act upon it.

    Always remember though, don't confuse blackhat with asshat.

     
  5. MojoSoDope

    MojoSoDope Regular Member

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    LOL just check out TMZ.

    Question answered.
     
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    mrhelpfulguy Junior Member

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    Haha, nice answer. "Check TMZ" dun dun dun.
     
  7. zoyaraymonds

    zoyaraymonds Regular Member

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    Everything is legal on internet...:D
     
  8. Intellect008

    Intellect008 Newbie

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    Lol i guess he's right about the TMz
     
  9. LeeGiS

    LeeGiS Registered Member

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    That was just an example lol. I would do more realistic stuff than publishing someone as tranny lol :D
     
  10. scorpion896

    scorpion896 Senior Member

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    If you post malicious defaming material about a celebrity such as britney spears is a transvestite for the sole purposes of profiting from it then yes it is 100% illegal.
     
  11. scorpion896

    scorpion896 Senior Member

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    By the way this does not mean people don't get away with it all the time. Government is cracking down on everything internet lately though