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Copyright infringement question

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by m4x, Dec 26, 2010.

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    Would it be copyright infringement if I were to create a site dedicated to providing users with clever facebook statuses? What if I didn't use "facebook" in my domain but used it in the title of my website (the title that is listed on search engines)?
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    m4x, Dec 26, 2010 IP
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  2. elicitservers

    elicitservers Peon

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    I would personally see no issue with having it in the title of your site, though having it in the domain might cause more of an issue, I've read articles where Facebook have asked website owners to change their domains to protect the trademark.
     
    elicitservers, Dec 26, 2010 IP
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    It would not be a copyright issue at all but instead this would fall under trademark law..... if you used Face or Book in a domain name and provided a site targeted at Facebook users you would potentially have an issue although aside from that using it in the text or title of the site would probably fall under fair use depending on usage.
     
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    You would have a big issue man.
     
    Kiros, Dec 26, 2010 IP
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    Bohra Prominent Member

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    if you dont have the name in the domain name i dont see you have any problems
     
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    I believe there is no problem in using fb in your title. Google has been selling TM keywords for years...
     
    rxJay, Dec 27, 2010 IP
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    Just put an (R) next to Facebook will do. That will indicate that Facebook is a registered trademark.
     
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    m4x Guest

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    Alright, thanks for the help.

    What if one of my wordpress pages had facebook as a part of its title and thus showed up on google in the URL? Will that likely cause problems?
     
    m4x, Dec 27, 2010 IP