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My Hosting is offshore and my domain anonymous BUT what with the ads on my site ?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Willips, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Willips

    Willips Newbie

    Aug 21, 2010
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    Hi everyone =)

    I have an Online music website that embeds from Youtube and download links for the embeded songs (10K visit a day).

    My domain is Anonymous And the hosting is Offshore. But i work with Adsesnse and other advertising companies that my real Identity is registered there.

    Is that a problem ? Adsense can give info to organizations like ASCAP ?

    Thanks Guys.
  2. StableLayer

    StableLayer Newbie

    Oct 30, 2010
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    It depends, i mean if your details are there then there is potential for an copyright regulator to force them for your details.

    However in most circumstances it shouldn't be a problem. Just don't get alot of publicity?


  3. dw_n_cinti

    dw_n_cinti Regular Member

    Dec 23, 2009
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    Without going through a real mind numbing and quite possibly impossible process, In order to get paid you need to use your real info.

    Sounds like you need to understand the DMCA poccess in the US. There was a post here on BHW by an owner of a hosting company that brought to light the process they must go through to process a DMCA request. Upon receiving the request, the host must give you notice and an opportunity to cure. If you do not delete the offending content from your site, the host must deliver all information it has on your site or risk being held accountable itself.

    The US D O J enforces its laws upon other countries via trade agreements. Naturally other countries will have a difference of opinion as to what legal definitions are in the law such as "distribution of copyrighted material". Some may say that distribution only entails the distribution using physical tapes or DVDs and/or having copyrighted material on your website. Others will expand the definition to include linked content.

    With linked content there is deniability. How do you know whether the owners of the content/rights to content did not post the material at the linked site in order to gain a viral effect?

    Once you receive a formal DMCA request from your host, take the offending content off of your site ASAP. Time is of the essence. I believe the host gives you 48 hours but you will need to check that.

    Of course this process does not stop the owners of the copyright/rights thereto from contacting the advertisers. In which case the advertisers, most definitely Google Adsense, will terminate your account if it is in violation of their terms of agreement with you. It might be a good idea to use ad networks and advertisers that are offshore as well.

    This is for information purposes only. I do not claim to be an attorney/lawyer or expert at law.

    Hope this helps,