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Music download site - how to avoid getting legally f***ed ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by GiorgioB, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. GiorgioB

    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    Hi guys

    I have a project of creating a hip hop site, and want to basically create a main site, with no download links, but with links to a blogger site which will there provide download links (mediafire, whatever). Is this OK? Can I get into any legal problems this way, as opposed to having the download links directly on my site?

    Any tips and advice is welcome...
     
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    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

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    Do you own the Blogger site? I'm not sure but I think they'd probably come down on the owner of the illegal content (Blogger owner) rather than the person directing people to the site ie you.
     
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    As long as you do no uploading, it's less risky.

    Do what you know you have to do: check the laws of the country you're hosting your site(s) at.
     
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  4. GiorgioB

    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    Thanks for the feedback lads,

    doing a bit of digging, i came across this:

    Linking to infringing content


    The law is currently unsettled with regard to websites that contain links to infringing material; however, there have been a few lower-court decisions which have ruled against linking in some narrowly prescribed circumstances. One is when the owner of a website has already been issued an injunction against posting infringing material on their website and then links to the same material in an attempt to circumvent the injunction. Another area involves linking to software or devices which are designed to circumvent op(digital rights management) devices, or links from websites whose sole purpose is to circumvent copyright protection by linking to copyrighted material.[4]
    There has been only one case in the US where a website owner has been found liable for linking to copyrighted material outside of the above narrow circumstances.

    I think I might give it a shot... will research more before.
     
  5. steelballs

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    As a suggestion take a look at the new site launched recently by Kim Dotcom

    https://mega.co.nz/

    as he has the know how and the back up of a skilled legal team to get workarounds relative to all aspects of download of music - videos - copyright content and much more...

    Look at the legal disclaimers on this site and cherry pick off the points you want to apply to your site...

    Also check where the mega site is hosted as that is very relevant in avoiding and protecting any legal vulnerability...
     
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  6. KELLOGGS

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    There must be quite a few loopholes of getting around the rules and regulations. Does anyone know anything about how Grooveshark work? I used to use them to listen to music when I was moving around a lot and none of their music was legit. They tried to make an iOS app but I remember Apple refused it and you had to install from Cydia on a jailbroken device is you really wanted it in the end. Nowadays they seem a lot more respectable but you regularly see a song and the Album name is something like "DJ SCRaTCHy CD RIP ToRREnT" so you can tell something is up.
     
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    Yeah i have no idea, it must all be in the legal terms.. My guess is that they have some sort of licence similar to radios/clubs/bars that play music and then they pay some sort of financial contribution to an organization who then redistributes it to the artists and labels. This is how it works in my home country. But where they get the music from originally, well yeah, i guess its a little shady.
     
  8. BlackHat3

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    You need bulletproof hosting which ignores DCMA notices. Check some russian seo forums.
     
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    Just find some hostings which no strict with site contents.
     
  10. KELLOGGS

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    Ahaha I see, it seems that if you know where to be you can get away with almost anything!