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Publishing the content of a copyrighted book online

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by AZWEB, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. AZWEB

    AZWEB Newbie

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    As a question, I have a book which is about a famous music band which actually is the band's biography.

    What could happen if I start publishing the content of the book online on a biography blog? Surely I can get sued, but I'm living in a country which there are no copyright rules ruling ;) I'm gonna use one of my friends ID and Paypal account (with his permission) to buy the domain name from GoDaddy. How possible is it for my friend to get in trouble?
     
  2. john1444

    john1444 Elite Member

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    If the copy has ever been published online it will be
    somewhat plagiarism.

    Have you tried seeking the permission of the group.

    Well, if you are gonna talk about this musicians
    it's not going to be a big deal but using their content
    for your personal use can mean a different thing entirely.

    Good luck to ya..
     
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  3. thehighmind

    thehighmind Regular Member

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    If your contry doesn't care about copyright then you should host your website in your contry and it won't be a problem.
    I am not pro or against copyrights, but I know guys who do the same.
     
  4. AZWEB

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    Oh actually it's never been published online.

    I'm sure they will not let me publish the book on my blog. All I need is to make sure they will contactt me for removing the content before sueing. Will they? Is there any rule or something to let me remove the content before getting sued and going to court?
     
  5. AZWEB

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    By the way, do I get warned for removing the content before getting sued?
     
  6. ReALeST

    ReALeST Power Member

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    Try spinning it if its not too long...will probably help in ur SEO as well...good luck!:)
     
  7. AZWEB

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    Spinning using automatic tools? No the content is well-written and also I love the band. The content has never been published before, so I'm gonna use is the way it is, kind of quality content :]
     
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    They can sue for compensation. They don't have to ask to take down. Usually, they will send DMCA notices to your host, registrar, google and possible payment provider. You may not hear from them at all. They can take your site down without contacting you if they find out and know the laws.
     
  9. goodfellas12

    goodfellas12 Newbie

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    I would advise you to really look into the profit vs the risk involved as legal sues can get you into a lot of trouble latter. And legal is something which can be amended at any point of time and then get implemented from a past date. So, my advice would be to offer something to the creator in exchange for the publishing - win win situation. It can be in the form of sharing the revenues, quoting the source etc
     
  10. WebMeUp

    WebMeUp Regular Member

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    Even if your country law will protect you from being taking to court, still they can contact Google and your website will be deleted from index forever.
    But this is not as important as penalties that may affect you, because neither we nor you know the peculiarities of copyright here. Think it over. Personally I don't think it is a great idea.
     
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    i would say it will be a tough task to do.As the book is copyrighted,that protection will stand where ever it goes.You are not allowed to use any others owned materials without their concerned responses.That applies to digital goods as well.So i advice you to not direct copy of the item.

    You can always rewrite that book and make it online.There won't be any issue for starting a site about a band,unless you are doing anything wrong
     
  12. Julzwriter

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    Are you sure there are no copyright rules in your country
    or you are the one who is not familiar with them?
    Generally, if you reprint someone else's works without
    their persmission there is always a risk that you could
    get sued. No warnings before that happens.
    I think it will be a good idea to seek legal counself from
    a qualified lawyer before you go ahead and start reselling the book online.
     
  13. incognito876

    incognito876 Regular Member

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    If you like the band and have read books on them, you could most probably be able to write interesting articles/posts about them yourself without having to copy and plag from other people?

    Why don't you try it - you might be quite amazed at how good the results are when you inject your own effort and personality into a post without just direct copying - Not sure, but IMO that's a bad idea, legally.
     
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    Instead of worrying about copyright notices coming in everyday, I would take the time you are to be anonymous in publishing this and instead create some unique original content relevant to the band and bank with that :)