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Will I get into legal trouble?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DopeTM, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. DopeTM

    DopeTM Junior Member

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    I have a facebook viral script I plan to use on one of my sites. My niche is based off of a specific company (clothing) and content locks an item with CPA. If I get too much traffic, could that company find my site, and sue me? or would they warn me first?
     
  2. kbklash

    kbklash Senior Member

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    I don't think so.You can promote and make money with anything in this world,unless you claim it's yours.You gotta have a disclaimer in that app for sure.
     
  3. DopeTM

    DopeTM Junior Member

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    Where should I put the disclaimer? what should it say haha
     
  4. TheKnowSkillz2011

    TheKnowSkillz2011 Newbie

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    There are several things that could be an issue.

    - Is it worth their time to have their lawyers investigate you and your income from this? Usually you have to scam them from 10 grand or more before they might give a go suing you.

    - Are you giving away anything that belongs to them? If you are are you allowed to be giving it away?

    - Sometimes if you display their logos or products without their permission that is copyright infringement in most cases.

    - Are you making them look bad in any way? ie: faking offers in their name in essence cheating the customer.

    As far as a disclaimer goes I would put in credit for the company name such as:

    - DISCLAIMER: We do not own any rights or are affiliated with "Company name here". We are an independent third party company
    and are in no way shape or form associated with "Company name here"

    Then for safety I would put in the real company's copyright info such as:

    All logos and names associated with "Company name here" belong solely to "Company name here"

    I also put either a registration mark or copyright symbol by the company name if applicable in that company's trademark or logos.

    You can find those characters in windows Character Map >> under Start> all programs > accessories > system tools > character map (just in case you don't know already)

    Here are some main ones for easy access. ®©™

    Remember that companies usually have lawyers who are by the books. The more you stay within legal boundaries the better. Cover your basics like openly display that you are claiming no affiliation with said company. Anywhere on the page is okay as long as it's there. I would think even a hotlink to your website disclaimer is sufficient so it doesn't have to be on the main landing pages.

    Now, if you are straight ripping people off just for hits you should take into consideration a few things.

    - Will your affiliate program put up with shady practices? Some affiliates do, but most do not and will ban and revoke your earnings if they catch you.
    - If you are doing shady things have you correctly hidden links and used anon or fake names for registration etc?
    - Remember some people can and will hack your links or report you if they feel like you are doing something illegal or wrong
    this is simply because they have nothing better to do but it still poses a risk.


    If you are unsure about any legality of anything you do online, always ask yourself is it worth getting caught? And is it worth it for them to try to catch you?

    Those two things will save you lots of time from over thinking your projects too much.

    Good luck and let us know how it goes!
     
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  5. kbklash

    kbklash Senior Member

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    I hope OP got his answers
     
  6. TheKnowSkillz2011

    TheKnowSkillz2011 Newbie

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    Me too! haha I certainly attempted to answer it!