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Recording and publishing TV Shows on Site is Illegal?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cooldude1234, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. cooldude1234

    cooldude1234 Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I have a question and hope someone can answer it.

    If i record a TV Show coming on CNN and publish it to my website, is that illegal?

    What can happen if i do that?

    Please reply

    Thanking you
     
  2. aReJay

    aReJay Power Member

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    Yes its illigal, probably nothing.
     
  3. godmonkee

    godmonkee Regular Member

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    I am sure it is classed as copyright infringement and you could be fined for it and maybe imprisonment for it depending on were you are.

    Godmonkee
     
  4. AlphaTwin

    AlphaTwin Registered Member

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    That's right - it is copyright infringement. But you could always upload the recording to one or more video sites, and just embed them on your website from there - this way you are not hosting the illegal material.
    In some countries linking to illegal material is also illegal - but they will most likely just ask you to remove the embedded video from your website and everything is good.

    If it is one of CNN's own programs, and they are not selling it, I don't think anything will happen at all. Otherwise, try searching for a good offshore hosting company.
     
  5. iulianh

    iulianh Regular Member

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    My sites got closed 2 times for copyright infrigement, first time i was embeding videos and the second time i had links to the videos and they still closed my sites, but nothing more just closed them, no fines.