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Songs are uploaded by users and much like YouTube, they only distribute professional songs when they've done specific deals (such as with EMI, as Pipermac said). Grooveshark itself isn't illegal, but many songs on there are distributed illegally. Operating in similar fashion to other online services like YouTube and Vimeo, Grooveshark does not indemnify ...


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The Trello servers (including the databases) are hosted in New York, NY (in the United States) The Trello javascript/CSS are hosted on amazon cloudfront (with edge nodes around the world) Attachments that are uploaded to Trello are stored on Amazon S3, but in a US region. Google Drive/Docs attachments that are attached to Trello cards are (of course) hosted ...


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If your friend sends you an .MP3 and you don't own the CD, then that is illegal filesharing. It's against Google's Terms of Service: 5.5.2 You agree to use the Services only for purposes that are permitted by (a) the Terms and (b) any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions (including any ...


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Note: I have no legal background, other than spending time reading up on some of the cases concerning copyrights and the DMCA. It is most likely from a lack of education concerning copyright infringement and the viral nature of YouTube. It does nothing to prevent YouTube from removing the content if the true copyright holder can prove the infringement. ...


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Paypal is likely to be perceived as an indicator that you have a very small business or aren't serious about your business, or else you'd have a real credit card merchant account. You should be aware that Paypal can behave arbitrarily with respect to freezing your funds, closing your account, refunding customers, and generally acting like they can do ...


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Even those of us who have been following the discussions about SOPA and PIPA have been having a hard time figuring out some of the exact details. First, SOPA and PIPA are different bills and have different specific provisions. Second, SOPA has not yet made it out of the House committee and amendments are still being debated on it. Third, since the last time ...


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Per the Terms of Service: If you create a project on the Website, then you are the owner of that account and all Content stored therein. Unfuddle.com and Unfuddle will not disclose any of your Content unless required to do so by court order or other legal action. It is clearly your property, and they would not have any rights to use your code. They can ...


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The first answer is, this depends on the jurisdiction you are in; "fair use" (in the USA) is different from "fair dealing" (in the UK). In the UK, the MP3 is a copyright violation unless you have a license from the rights-holder even if you own the CD, as there is no implicit right to format-conversion. The second answer is that creating a new copy, as you ...


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It is completely fine to upload videos to YouTube for commercial purposes, with links to your site, etc. From the YouTube TOS: http://www.youtube.com/t/terms Prohibited commercial uses do not include: - uploading an original video to YouTube, or maintaining an original channel on YouTube, to promote your business or artistic enterprise; - showing YouTube ...


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The head of YouTube user experience gave a TED talk about copyright issues, and how they work with the rights owners. Some companies are suing YouTube over this very issue. It seems that if YouTube can argue that they do everything they can to stop copyright violations, and pull down everything they know is illegal, i would think the same concept would ...


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In order to commit a crime, you need to commit a guilt act (actus reus) and ALSO possess a guilty mind (mens rea). Any acknowledgment like this does not make your copyright infringement any less illegal, but in fact satisfies one of two criteria necessary for you committing criminal copyright infringement. The other is the act of posting a video of a song ...


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It really depends on which way you were hacked. In most cases Facebook will not do anything, as it is more of a petty crime which probably happens a lot, and can be hard to prove. On the other hand if this was a large scale hacking attack where Facebook servers may have been compromised, then yes Facebook would most likely report the hacker(s) to their ...


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It's legal, Google actually offers a free service that allows you to do so called Google Custom Search. It's free if you allow ads on your result page, if not, you'll have to pay for it. Check here.


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even if they dont, they will still threaten and bully you to stop using it, and wih the kind of resources and money they have, you would have to be pretty damn sure of yourself to face off against them in court.


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If you are asking because you are thinking of using the term "Wall" in your own application then you might be on shaky ground. How shaky that ground would be would depend on many factors - not least of which was how popular your site became. A small site might not bother them, but a high profile site which could be seen as a competitor probably would. ...



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