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Will My Site Get Taken down for Copyright Infringement?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Noah Hawryshko, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Noah Hawryshko

    Noah Hawryshko Senior Member

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    So I may have screwed up... I'm building a site and have the name of a copyrighted company in it (think along the lines of www.*microsoft*.com, www.*apple*.com, etc.). Will this get my domain seized for copyright infringement? I never plan to attempt to represent the company in any way, obviously, but can I get screwed over by a copyright lawsuit? Is it likely?
     
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    Lawsuit no, breathe :)
     
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    Happend to me once. Fortunately it was on a free domain and the website was live for a long time, so no big deal.

    They gave 2 weeks to shutdown everything and then I had no more problem. I think you should change the name before it's too late :)

    If you do what they say, you are fine, if you say "no i want to keep this domain", well, you might have bigger problems coming.
     
  4. Noah Hawryshko

    Noah Hawryshko Senior Member

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    Changing name. Got an even more dope one anyway. Thanks!
     
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    Don't use the name of the company in domain
     
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    well apple is an apple its not big problem if you use a word "apple" in your domain ;D
    if you use "instagram" its bigger problem ;D
     
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    What if I use something like instantgram.com :|

     
  8. SmexyLizard

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    That's probably going to get you sued because it's closer to instagram. If you were an established business on the domain you might be able to win a lawsuit but it would be expensive. See nissan.com.
     
  9. writingismypassion

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    in that way we can also use face book meaning book of faces. Right?
     
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    what about "galaxy" or "xperia" ?
     
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    writingismypassion BANNED BANNED

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    i think you should be fine with instant gram.com
    It will denote different meaning
     
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    GramABCD is safe, InstaABCDGram isn't.

    Insta is a widely used term, but is still dangerous.

    NintendoForums, IPhoneTricks -- iPhoneTech all decoded on a company term case basis.

    Some companies can sue not just by the name as well as choosing not to, but by the content, pictures & availability recorded.

    It's all up to the company, sometimes with common typosquatting people escape by suits not being in interest or because the variation made the name legal.