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SEO just became illegal in the USA

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by monk13, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. monk13

    monk13 Power Member

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    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...ess-public-website-ruled-violation-of-us-law/

    it was ruled on friday that using proxies to exceed limits on website access is a federal offense

    just to clarify, because some failed reading comprehension if they ever even went to school
    this is NOT an seo is dead thread, i will find a fucking way, nobody keeps me down.
    this is primarily because of the language that is in that law that states "using means to exceed limitations"
    which we either all do, or we don't do seo
    unless you're gonna tell me you're only using tools and proxies to create a single account for yourself on every service that says you can have only one account.

    i'm really hoping that the modifications to the existing legislation that are proposed due to the Schwartz case come to pass, because as it stands this is draconian and makes thousands of hard working people criminals
     
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  2. ravid32

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    There will always be a way around it.
     
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    I'll enjoy the conversation let me leave a reply and subscribe myself.
     
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    it's illegal to fart in some cities. a few years ago peoples republic passed 7000 laws just one year. unless you are a obedient slave you are braking some law.
     
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  5. PaperToy

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    I don't know how much I would trust that website.
     
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    Wow, so now even politicians are licking Matt Cutts' balls?
     
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    I don't see how SEO became illegal. I do SEO and I don't need to do the above mentioned to increase my rankings.
     
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    I see many holes already in this article.

    First paragraph states: "Changing your IP address or using proxy servers to access public websites you've been forbidden to visit is a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)". - Uuuummm, so they have to ban you first, then if you change your IP address and access again you're in trouble. Well good look tying together those accounts. That is a lot of man hours researching, getting court orders or warrants to get the IP using that proxy. Then proving it was the same person using both accounts.
     
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    Stop spreading bullshit OP. This has influence on seo.

    Seo is based on craigslist scraping or what ? You see difference betwen scraping big site on large scale and seo? I see...
     
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    LOL? Subscribing, lets see what the guys here says to that!
     
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    "using proxy servers to access public websites you've been forbidden to visit"

    I believe this only applies to public websites one has been forbidden to visit. As in the case presented in that article.


    Either way though. They can't stop us.
     
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    This applies on US only im guessing
     
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    And here we go again...
     
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    LOL

    This is one of the dumbest rulings I've ever read. Like someone said in the comments, the slippery slope here borders on preposterous. So website owners get to make laws now, huh? Set up a site just like your competition and ban all of their IP addresses and employees from viewing it. Then when they do anyways, call the Feds and get 'em locked up.

    Brilliant.
     
  16. monk13

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    it's the part about using means to exceed limits that concerns me
    if you use proxies to create multiple accounts this applies to you
    i know that means me, i hate this
     
  17. monk13

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    new to the internet much?
    ars technica is old, and legit as hell
     
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    call the police, i dont give a fuck
     
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    The linkbait title skills are strong in this one.
     
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