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SEO Fined More Than Site Owner of Counterfeit Merchandise Site

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by trooper, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. trooper

    trooper Regular Member

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    "A federal judge in South Carolina entered a judgment against Bright Builders Inc. on counts of contributory trademark infringement and unfair trade practices for allegedly assisting in the construction and hosting of the e-commerce site CopyCatClubs.com. Judge Margaret B. Seymour of the U.S. District Court for South Carolina ordered Bright Builders to pay $770,750 in statutory damages and Christopher Prince, owner of the web site, $28,250, according to lawyers for the plaintiff, Cleveland Golf Company Inc," InternetRetailer noted."

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  2. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    it seems to be insanity but actually it isn't at all

    we need to accept this, internet is a big business now, if your business don't have a website, you're nobody, if you play unfairly and what is even more important: what you do is not just unethical but illegal, you need to pay the price if you got caught, just as you'd use unfair trade practices offline or even just assist in it
     
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    Abstroose Elite Member

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    They were hosting it too, that's probably why they got in trouble.
     
  4. wholesalereplica

    wholesalereplica BANNED BANNED

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    hosting it as well, thats just dumb, especially in the US where you are going to get smashed if they catch you