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Originally posted by GrandStrategy
Copyright laws eh? Depends what you're wanting to do and how you're wanting to do it.
There are plenty of educational/documentary websites out there which embed other peoples content and turn a profit from ad revenue, donations, if you were thinking along that line? If you host offshore it's possible, but becomes increasingly different to find a decent network for advertisements, as legit companies want little part of websites like that.
But any sort of online website library of videos, text, what have you - if that's the sort of thing you're considering - is going to run into legal problems sooner or later.
There would be ways to side-step the law, to an extent. Embedding content which is hosted elsewhere is one. But that's not a guarantee.
There are hordes of websites online, some fairly big, providing embedded media content that isn't there's. equally there's examples of websites doing the same thing that have been pulled, owners taken to court.
ATS in an international community, what flies in Uzbekistan might not fly if you're a US citizen. Hence, a lot of websites that provide access to illegal content, they're hosted on offshore servers, their domains are non-us domains. Mega has gone live again with a .co.nz domain(nz), most websites for movies and tv shows now are .eu, .whatever
You're playing with fire so be ready for the burn.
apart from that, you should ask a professional.
Originally posted by Cabin
I will not go into details, but it will be text-based, but the way it is presented,especially the design, is the main difference from any other similar project. The information will be much like any textbook - scientific knowledge mixed with self explanations, again a bit differently from textbooks. As far as I understand, common scientific knowledge (formulas, proofs) is not considered protected by any copyright law and every source I will use, will be referenced + permissioned by its creator. I have already gotten several oral permissions, when I am starting will also get these on paper.
I am from a EU country, although the laws round here are not very strict, especially copyright. Right now, as far as I know, even torrent/program downloading is not considered illegal (or is just not followed by the government), as long as it is not used for commercial reasons.
I am also planning on going to get some professional legal advice for it. Right now just doing the research around similar projects.