Inappropriate content?


#1

Hey there! I am relatively new to Fiverr.com, and had a question…



I offer a gig where I can promote a logo or short message in front of a green screen. I have a buyer that wants me to promote a website…however, the website hosts adult content. Would it be against any Fiverr regulations to promote a website of this sort using a Fiverr gig? Thanks for your time!


#2

Just wondering, but isn’t a guy dancing in a mickey mouse costume violating someone else’s copyright?



A couple gigs here and there had me scratching my head for what they’re allowed to do.



#3

The problem I am having is that…



I want to represent only appropriate websites in my gig…however my customer wants to promote a website that is for adults only.



How do I prevent getting negative feedback when my customer insists on using that website?



just a little tough to make the right move :o and I dont want to make anyone angry!


#4

Reply to @kuzzmedia: Yea, and the Mario guy, and the Bert and Ernie guy…There are so many copyright infringement gigs here its not even funny. I guess the TOS are interpreted very loosely in many cases. Most of the cartooning ones use copyrighted samples as their images and they claim to copy that style in their work.


#5

@tapeface - I think your situation is unique and if you write a polite letter to customer service, they will advise you about what to do. Don’t get too discouraged. I think the “job” of doing gigs on Fiverr means we have to deal with a few tough deals here and there.



On the matter of liability for copyright infringement, at some point I think we’ll see what some do come to an end because of it. However also I wonder about honest “parody” work. Like if Saturday Night Live were to parody sesame street or like many of the things they do, I don’t think they need permission.



Idk. I’m not a lawyer, but some things might cross the line. In any case, I’d be curious to know. I just saw the dog birthday video with the human hands and that had a beatles song in it. I know it wasn’t the original sound recording, but I just don’t know about the law in every regard and how it applies to such usage.



I once literally programmed and composed the james bond theme on my drum machine. To what extent can I use that sound recording even though I didn’t write the original piece?


#6

I agree with both of you. Copyright is a very tough thing to delineate in many cases. I think that most companies will simply put a stop to it to prevent getting a letter from a lawyer, but since Fiverr is outside the US that gives them a little more freedom. Some companies like Youtube took a while but they eventually cracked down on their site. Then again, they are in Norther California so they have to crack down to stave off the lawyers. I don’t think there is a more litigious state than California.


#7

@madmoo - Interesting way of looking at a few things. I imagine a private video for private use is ok to give to that person, but if you’re making it here and getting paid, it may cross the proverbial legal line.



@beatcraigslist - in fact I had thought of YouTube also. They kinda got pressured to police the illegal use of content, but look how they got to ride that illegal wave and become YouTube. Essentially I always kinda felt bewildered as YouTube was allowed to build itself without the tether of licensing woes and yet a regular person can in contrast be thrown to legal dogs and chewed apart.



I have a somewhat liberal view of intellectual property rights. Philosophically I don’t think that putting people in prison for sharing mp3s makes any sense at all unless you’re a prison industry or a weapons industry that loves boosting their bottom line. Oops…I digressed a little. :wink: