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Is using bots on vps illegal?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by akwin, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. akwin

    akwin Newbie

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    Vps server is 24/7 on with high speed internet.I m living in India please tell me running bots on a vps if legal or illegal as my 1 friend tell me illegal :( . Plz help.. I m running seo bots, email sender bots, seo bots like scrapebox,senuke,etc etc etc for marketing seo..I also run hitleap viwer and etc but i did not harm any one like hacking
     
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  2. gergo2007

    gergo2007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    most likely it is not illegal. what bots do you want to run?
     
  3. akwin

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    I run seo bots, emails marketing bots, etc seo n marketing related bots like scrapebox.... Etc etc
     
  4. akshdalal

    akshdalal Regular Member

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    I also scare my friends like this and am from India too. Bro, there is no problem in running any bot unless it steals people's identity or their financial details.
     
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  5. akshdalal

    akshdalal Regular Member

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    Ah! Running those is not illegal. It's something which mostly members here use. So, use it freely!

    (And also give me the skype of your friend, I would like to teach him few things :rocketwho)
     
  6. davids355

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    I doubt it's illegal - unless the bots are doing anything illegal. It's more likely (if anything) to be against some TOS somewhere along the line. But who cares:)
     
  7. akwin

    akwin Newbie

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    right now take my fb id as i need to make a new skype id due to loss of emails and id pass of skype.Fb .com/ akashgeek is my id remove spaces akashgeek is my user name send me request bro
     
  8. akshdalal

    akshdalal Regular Member

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    I don't have an FB account, lol. I only have FB ads account! :)
     
  9. akwin

    akwin Newbie

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    haa haa ok. Take this mail id he he akashpatel258 at g-mail dot com remove space and - ...give me ur mail id which u dialy use on later i will give skype id
     
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  10. tony_d

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    It's illegal if they're cracked or nulled, and it's illegal if they're automating illegal actions. Otherwise, it's perfectly legal :)
    So it depends entirely on what they're doing, and how that fits into the broader picture...
     
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    XxUnivaxX Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    What Did I just read?
    is your friend on the same path as you or he says that "you are wasting time."
    you paid for the VPS and tools legal now
    if not stay alert :p
     
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    What bots are you trying to run? It would depend upon what you are trying to do. If something is legal to run on your home computer, then it is legal to run it on a vps too.
     
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    If that was illegal, then trust me, I would have been in jail before a long time.
     
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    Define illegal :)
    The worse that might happen (if you abuse the website in question) is to get your accounts banned. You need to spread the actions you are doing to make them look legit.
    Never abuse those websites and use private proxies.
     
  16. FuryKyle

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    Those aren't illegal. But your VPN provider might ban you for mail spamming. Get a bulletproof VPS host and you're all good.
     
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    The medium that you use a bot on does not matter. The task of the specific bot is what would make it illegal or not. There are very few bots in the "internet marketing" niche that would be considered illegal to use in some countries. Most "illegal" bots are centered around fraud / credit card scam, etc. Not building backlinks, or managing your social accounts.
     
  18. AlejoG

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    It depends of the bot