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Thread: Am I facing possible lawsuit for my website?

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    Yinon's Avatar Pointless line BT Rep: +1
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    Hello! I need your help.
    I've developed a website containing links I collected from many places for downloading widely known language courses. Those courses are very expensive and acclaimed. The links on my website are for Rapidshare, The Pirate Bay, and Isohunt. Those links appear everywhere on the web, but this is the first time they're organized under one website. My question is, how likely is it that I'll get sued for my website? Did I even brake the law? I'll add that I live in a far Asian state.
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  2. File Sharing   -   #2
    1. You didn't specify the country you live in
    2. Of course you broke the law
    3. I think Asian countries are more lenient towards piracy
    4. You are unlikely to get prosecuted
    5. I know 2 guys (young, not even in their mid 20's) that had this "thing" you speak of going on for 5 years, however they do not live "in a far Asian state"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolsa84 View Post
    1. You didn't specify the country you live in
    2. Of course you broke the law
    3. I think Asian countries are more lenient towards piracy
    4. You are unlikely to get prosecuted
    5. I know 2 guys (young, not even in their mid 20's) that had this "thing" you speak of going on for 5 years, however they do not live "in a far Asian state"
    I feel better not to mention my country. However, There have never been any lawsuits regarding copyright in my country before. Anyway, how is providing links braking the law?
    Is there some way to link to a third party website that links to the downloads byitself, and by that making me proof against legal actions?
    thanks for your help
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  4. File Sharing   -   #4
    Well, trackers "only" provide links to torrents. You're looking for some loophole, but laws vary from country to country and I'm afraid I can't help you with that. If there were no lawsuits (similar to my country - only a few) you should be fine. Authorities usually go after people that try to distribute hard copies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peanut View Post
    Using the internet is a daily RISK
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    I am truly glad that it is not a risk for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheriff 01 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Peanut View Post
    Using the internet is a daily RISK
    -For some PEOPLE
    BLAH
    I am truly glad that it is not a risk for me!
    yep, never use the inenet without proxies .

    that didn't sound right.....

    but yea Frolsa84 is right, anti-piracy companies only go after you if you're billionare and making more billions from piracy, that way they get a big piece of the pie.
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  8. File Sharing   -   #8
    Well most commonly you will first got a notice from any company claiming to be under this site and had copyrights...so till you don't get any notice of this don't worry...this is the way they work..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolsa84 View Post
    1. You didn't specify the country you live in
    2. Of course you broke the law
    4. You are unlikely to get prosecuted
    Why are you asking what country he/she lives in if you're already certain he/she has broken the law?

    @Yinon - I suggest you read up on 3rd party liability and how it pertains to your countries laws.



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    Under UK law, linking to another site is NOT illegal.

    Take this case of TV Links. Nothing happened to the guy.
    Last edited by kareemamir; 11-24-2008 at 07:27 AM.

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