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Website Content Concerns

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by FauxTrain, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. FauxTrain

    FauxTrain Newbie

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    I am about to create a web site that would contain songs that have been ripped from youtube. Willl anything happen to the website/me? I will also be using embed Youtube Videos and sound cloud.


    I am just concerned about getting a lawsuit/some sort of fine for using music I hadn't paid for.
     
  2. steelballs

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    On the info you have posted you look to be heading for trouble...

    Like
    DMCA
    Copyright
    Duplicate Content
    and more...
     
  3. FauxTrain

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    I can use embed youtube videos and soundcloud correct?


    IF, I used an offshore host, then would I be able to do this?
     
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  4. DownTheRabbitHole

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    Save yourself a hassle and avoid using Copyrighted content.
    Instead, find music that uses allows you to use it for free.
    Try a Google search: "creative commons free legal music"
     
  5. onlinehitman

    onlinehitman Junior Member

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    I'll pray nothing happens to you. LOL. But I agree with what DownTheRabbitHole. It's always best to look for those music pieces that are available to be used for free. Thanks.
     
  6. RankGeek

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    Yup. Just embed the videos as they are from YouTube, with all their identifying information. That should be ok anyway - when YouTube allows people to do that by providing the embed code, it is meant to go viral, right? But just in case, i'm sure you will find this information somewhere on the YouTube terms and conditions page. My 2 cents :)
     
  7. Glassy

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    It always make me wonder how Youtube can get away with hosting millions of videos of copyrighted content that is uploaded without the owners permission but if we tried to do this on our own sites, we would be in deep trouble.

    As others have mentioned, just embed the videos so you wont have to worry about anything.
     
  8. 8sideways

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    I am speaking as a marketer and as a musician and artist here.
    Never ever ever use someone elses music without their permission. Just ask. You never know, maybe you get someone who is cool with you using their stuff. Maybe find a musician who hasnt hit it big yet and offer this as an avenue for promoting them.

    In the end this is clearly a lawsuit waiting to happen. There is no point putting a bunch of time and effort into something that is going to be killed before it returns some value. Worst case scenario is that you could end up losing more than you ever gained with the site.
     
  9. FauxTrain

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    Yea i looked through youtube's policies, they allow you to share from their site, and they allow this because before you can upload a video to youtube, it has to be approved to follow all the copy right terms & conditions, which is easily bypassed by writing a small disclaimer in the discription (I've uploaded a few videos with music that wasn't mine, which is how I know).

    Another credible site said that you could, but just because it's uploaded to youtube, it doesn't mean the original owner uploaded/allowed it to be uploaded, so still be cautious.

    Is it possible to just put a small disclaimer somewhere on the bottom of the page just like you would for a youtube video?
     
  10. FauxTrain

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    I'll stick to soundcloud/youtube videos for now, but I really want to have something easier to organize and that will look professional, instead of just a list of youtube videos lol...