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this can be deleted thanks

Started by GT1, August 25, 2007, 10:35:59 AM

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GT1

August 25, 2007, 10:35:59 AM Last Edit: August 25, 2007, 06:36:44 PM by GT1
This can be deleted thanks

Coldfx

August 25, 2007, 12:57:08 PM #1 Last Edit: August 25, 2007, 01:11:10 PM by SySRoot74
Just include some disclaimer claiming you take no legal responsibility for anything illegal posted on your forums, and all fault is on the claimer. poster (Claimer? :P).

Peter Duggan

Can't see how that helps when it's the OP who's embedding and displaying the videos.

As for whether or not you can get into trouble for this, that probably depends on their terms of use so I'd advise checking these out.

karlbenson

I'm no legal expert.

But SopCast is almost entirely devoted to showing copyrighted content, (i'd guess without permission of the copyright author).

In the United States, with the retarded copyright laws, you would still be 'making available' copyrighted material merely by embedding it. (even if its not hosted on your server).

Some copyright holders (especially sports related eg English Premier League (US:Soccer, ROTW:Football)) have been very active recently in getting clips removed from youtube and taking legal action against some sites.

Also note you may be in violation of your hosts terms of service.

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