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Will this result in a DMCA? ...Or legal action of any kind

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DocBrown, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. DocBrown

    DocBrown Regular Member

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    Basically what i'm thinking of doing is posting a small advert in TIME magazine for my ebook.

    THEN i was going to put it in my sales letter:

    "As seen in TIME magazine"

    Saying this kinda sounds like TIME magazine endores my product or had an article on it or something ...while in reality all it would be is some small shitty advert in it.

    Would TIME magazine be mad if i did this? My product is a high quality product so i don't want to risk getting it into trouble but i do think if i put that in the sales letter it'd help conversions and credibility.

    Is it safe enough to do this do you think?
     
  2. Reefer

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    Everyone does it and you aren't lying. You should be straight.

    Anytime you see that on a site and there is no link to follow, it means that they are referring to an ad they bought just to say "As seen in"
     
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  4. redlaunch

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    A question to you, What makes you think copyright infringement and false advertisement are the same thing ?
     
  5. SuperLinks

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    Would this be false advertisement though? Since when in reality they ads were in Time magazine so technically speaking it could be "As seen on ...."
     
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    Technically, you're not lying. But what if someone asks for a link? Or the edition where it was "seen"?
     
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    It's fine, but always put a link to your "As seen on blah blah". What happens to you if the magazine removes that content and you continue to say so? It may open up legal issues in such a case IMO.
     
  8. DocBrown

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    But the ad only needs to appear once in TIME magazine ...not be a continuously running ad.

    Would it be ok to use the TIME magazine logo (ie red lettered TIME word) in my sales letter when i'm saying as seen in... Or is this taking it a step too far as i'd be actually using their logo on my sales letter?
     
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    Any time you mention Time Magazine in your Sales Page just put a small exponential 1 on it. Like Time^1. Ofcourse I cannot do it here as I do not have CSS.

    And in the footer put right under your copyright.

    1.This product is not endorsed neither mentioned by Time Magazine in anyway. Any reference to Time Magazine is for the reference of the Ad on Time Magazine.

    This way you will be protected as you have mentioned to the reader about the reference to the AD and not an article that Time Magazine wrote about your product.
     
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  10. DocBrown

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    Putting exponentials or astericks(*) like that always looks dodgy from a customer point of view.

    I think i'd prefer not to mention TIME magazine at all rather than use it and put an astericks with it.