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Legal issues regarding scraping content

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by DingoMyst, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. DingoMyst

    DingoMyst Newbie

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    I had an idea of creating a website that basically consits of links to other websites (actual material in websites), and creating a sort of competition between sites, and let users rank which link is better.
    I will basically "scrape" a single image, and a link, directly to the website (will not upload to my own server), and add additional information all around.

    Is there a legal issue with this? could I be sued for doing this?

    And on another note, would an idea like this be profitable? (my niche fits into this pretty nicely, but I have no idea wether only linking to other sites while adding minimal content around it actually helps)

    Thanks!
     
  2. qcp860

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    Yes, there are links with using images (especially) from other websites.

    The most obvious issue is that if the image is licensed and tracked by Getty or another company you'll get a C&D pretty quickly usually as well as a bill for violation. You can use a DCMA policy statement but that'll only go so far in the US and Europe typically.
     
  3. TZ2011

    TZ2011 Senior Member

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    If you use their rss feeds, it can't be problem. I never heard that somebody had problems pulling somebody's rss feeds. Check this templates

    Code:
    Accumulo
    https://rapidshare.com/#!download|908p12|402613482|Accumulo.zip|413|R~15C64D42B8DC32A8E44C23E59494DC54|0|0
    
    OneNewsPremium
    
    http://uploading.com/files/get/6765ac13/
    
    Aggregator
    
    http://templatic.com/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/download.php?id=Aggregator+Theme
    all of them are pulling feeds and sorting them on page, if some legal issues are active they wouldn't make such templates.
     
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  4. julia adam

    julia adam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Of course these are the sites using images mostly from other websites, so they are obvious to get under legal issues.
     
  5. TZ2011

    TZ2011 Senior Member

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    Concept of feeds is - give to the people news from the site. As long as some link back to source is there, nobody will bother you for photo or article, feeds are there for the first place. It is not the same when you copy full article and photos without any respect and mentioning of source and present material like you are creator, and when you present some article with link of the source below.
     
  6. DingoMyst

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    Thats was deffinetly my inention, linking back to the original site, not through RSS feeds though..
    Anyway I think I got the sort of answers I needed, thank you guys.