Music through RapidShare?

SpellZ

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What if I have a site, but instead of uploading music to my own site (server) I find links of RapidShare files w/ .mp3 files inside of them and just give the link of download on my site, is that considered illegal?
 

WizGizmo

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It depends on who you are using for hosting the site. If a person complains about it, your site might get shut down.

Legally, I can't say. You might get a DMCA takedown notice or a cease and desist order from some of the record labels though. I think it would be a big hassle either way and I wouldn't advise that you go through all of that trouble only to have it removed by your host at the click a button.

Cheers! - "Wiz"
 

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I think it would be up to the copywrite holder to request it be removed from the download
host, after all it's pretty easy to find uploaded music via google.
But I would host offshore just to be safe. Some of the big warez boards have been
up for years and you would've thought that with all the power that the film, music
and software industries have they would've pulled them down like they are torrent
trackers.
 

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1. before you actually do anything, ask the potential host what their view on this project is.

2. if you do this, back up the entire web site and save it to your hdd and to an external hdd.
and it's a good idea to store it online somewhere private, just to be safe.

3. consider offshore hosting (like china) with someone who isn't going to listen to a C&D letter.
also register with an offshore registrar to keep your privacy.

4. last, but not least, ask yourself 'what am i getting out of doing this???'
frankly this sounds like a lot of work and risk for nothing more than traffic. how will you monetize this? adsense would get shut down, and i suspect that a lot of affiliate places would
not want to be involved with a site like that for legal reasons.
 
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