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Legal OR Illegal

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by powerofseo, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. powerofseo

    powerofseo BANNED BANNED

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    [h=2]Is it illegal to embed copyright videos on your site?[/h]
    You don't own the content nor do you host it, but can you embed it?

    eg. tv shows, movies etc..

    edit: found this
     
  2. aymenbnr

    aymenbnr Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think if youtube allows you to embed that video then it is not your problem :)
    your not hosting the video so i guess your fine !
     
  3. 9to5destroyer

    9to5destroyer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    possibly yes a kid from the uk (where i'm from ) fought extradition to the us for a couple of years for linking to copyright videos he didn't host anything all he did was link to file sharing sites that had the content.
     
  4. rickydzine

    rickydzine Regular Member

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    No, It's not.

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    http://www.techspot.com/news/49641-judge-rules-that-embedding-copyright-infringing-video-is-not-illegal.html
     
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  5. narfunk

    narfunk Registered Member Premium Member

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    I would think it would be ok like the poster above mentioned about youtube. I personally wouldn't worry about embedding copyrighted material, but if you really need to know you can probably ask your question on a copyright board or one of the many free law advice sites on the webs.

    *whoops, guess the above answers your question*
     
  6. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    Talk to a lawyer. In some cases judges rule its not illegal. In others they say it is.

    Similar to how its still illegal to make a site that links to download sites with pirated stuff. A good example was isohunt. They only offered MD5 hashes and it was deemed illegal.