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So is this Illegal

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Earnings, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Earnings

    Earnings Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    So I make around $5-10 a day with YouTube content locking ebooks, and although I appreciate that that is around $150-$300 a month, the method i`m using takes a fair amount of resources.

    I know a lot of people content lock TV shows and movies, I just want to ask one question.

    If I content lock a video that is hosted on someone elses site, so say I had a gateway that lead to sidereel, is that illegal?

    I`m not hosting, but i`m basically linking to it?

    I know this is a noob question, but please just help =)
     
  2. MicGrez

    MicGrez Regular Member

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    Lol, ur good to go
     
  3. Adam Rock

    Adam Rock Senior Member

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    does it really matter? just go use a VPN or proxy or something. use starbucks internet if you have too.
     
  4. Virus1

    Virus1 Supreme Member

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    This is a weird question...

    I do not believe it is illegal, but the website owner might not like it.
     
  5. Lutherblissett

    Lutherblissett Regular Member

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    No but its a damn fine way to make money if you can blast those vids up. Youtube + Video Content + Content Locker = $$$$ if you can scale it.
     
  6. meannn

    meannn Supreme Member

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    Hide your ass and you are ok.
     
  7. rulez05

    rulez05 Power Member

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    yes it is there some young student by uk got arrested by fbi putting copyright video links on his site.. don't use you real ip and always use vpn. but on youtube it's okay.. go for it.
     
  8. Virus1

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    This is not a link to copy of copyright material.

    this is a content locker that dumps you on the REAL site.
    Criminally I do not see a problem....
    he might sue you on a civil court...
    but the worse you would get is a order to stop doing it... since there is no copyright infringement.


    The UK student case is different... he had links to copyright material.
    He had links to PIRATED material.... there is no pirated material in this case.
     
  9. jamieton

    jamieton Newbie

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    I think it's not illegal.
     
  10. Earnings

    Earnings Junior Member

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    Basically,
    Code:
    http://www.sidereel.com
    is a website where you can gain access to TV shows, THEY link DIRECTLY to pirated material hosted on videobb and other websites.

    If I link to SIDE REEL, am I still breaching copyright laws?

    In essence i`m just promoting side reel, but they ARE linking direct to pirate TV shows (not sure how they get away with it)

    I`m probably just worrying too much, but hey, I don`t want to get arrested =)
     
  11. messiaah

    messiaah Registered Member

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    can anyone tell me what is the theme used on side reel
     
  12. Mutikasa

    Mutikasa Power Member

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    look man, probably it's not illegal, but if u do it so much that some MPAA gets angry you will probably be guilty. If u get to that level you will already have money to escape to mexico
     
  13. cricket1

    cricket1 Senior Member

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    Exactly, you have nothing to worry about as there are thousands of movie sites out there... However, as time goes on I recommend you to work on other long term projects if you are serious about making money online.

    Sent from my Galaxy S2 using Tapatalk
     
  14. Lutherblissett

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    You just linked to sidereel in this post. . . expect this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_PIdkiP_Cs
     
  15. Icash42

    Icash42 Registered Member

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    They operate from SF, CA(o_O) and dont seem to be in any copyright trouble so I guess you could link to them without any worries.
     
  16. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    I love threads that begin with "Is this Illegal?". It's funny how people can't discern between what's illegal and what's unethical. I have sites that linked to my images directly so that I eat the bandwidth. I found out, watermarked the very same images and took advantage of the free advertising.