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Youtube views, Soundcloud Followers service - is it illegal?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by venthi76, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. venthi76

    venthi76 Regular Member

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    Hi,

    If i have website that providing services such as selling youtube views, soundcloud followers, twitter rtt, etc does it consider illegal and can the relevant websites such as youtube, soundcloud & twitter can take action against me and force me to shut down my services/website?

    Thanks.
     
  2. OnMGrind

    OnMGrind Junior Member

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    Im somewhat in the music industry in that i know a ton of aspiring musicians/artist. I know a few peo ppl e in the industry that are starting to make good money.

    It may or may not be illegal to sell followers... But instead u should twist it... Thats all ima say. Good lu k
     
  3. venthi76

    venthi76 Regular Member

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    cool. thanks for sharing.
     
  4. rootjazz

    rootjazz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    No it is not illegal.

    Depending on your domain name / use of graphics, they may be able to come at you for breach of trademark / copyright.

    Depending on your location (physical / web host) they may attempt to threaten you for breach of terms of service. Then you should probably get actual legal advice for where you are to see if you can safely tell them to do one :)


    But cover yourself the best you can, private whois obvious, don't use godaddy, don't put your home address on the website etc and it will be fine.
     
  5. Optic88

    Optic88 Regular Member Premium Member

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    Even if it's not illegal Facebook has been sending out legal letters to companies selling these kinds of services.
     
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    ChanzGrande Elite Member

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    Questionable legal advice here for sure. I'm no attorney, but I can read the TOS of any given one of these social networks and quickly advise people that there are a litany of possible legal issues associated with selling these kinds of services. Some of them include:

    Trademark infringement - this is particularly true in the case of paid advertising and bidding on trademarked terms and/or regarding the usage of trademarked images and/or intellectual property.
    Breach Of Contract - the disassembly, reverse-engineering, manipulation of this service, etc... These terminology provide possible grounds for legal culpability and/or financial damages in civil lawsuits.
    Usage of mass account creation softwares, etc.... - Similarly breaches contracts with various providers at varying levels of possible legal severity including some providers such as craigslist who may recover significant financial awards if it is legally determined someone misused their services.

    Anyway, like I said I'm not an attorney, and neither is anyone else here ... but if they are ... they are not giving paid legal advice here on this forum about this matter, so consider the sources of your legal advice. And take whatever risks you are comfortable taking in your businesses. These are personal decisions, and everyone has their own levels of comfort about what they do online to make money. Legality though ... that's a question best asked in person to a real attorney.