Are we allowed to post downloadable stuff?

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  • #259926

    anima9
    Member

    Stuff like Software cracks, Mp3s, Albums, Videos etc. are allowed to post them?
    since i have (like most of you) ALOT of media and software to share. so are we?

    #260249

    raincoaster
    Member

    Sofware cracks will get your blog deleted by staff on sight. So will posting copyrighted works to which you, yourself, do not own the copyright. All WordPress.com blogs are under US copyright laws, regardless of where the poster lives.

    #260272

    anima9
    Member

    okay okay thanks!

    #260386

    tuxunit
    Member

    What if you own the file that will be downloaded?

    #260387

    teck07
    Member

    If you own the file then I believe you can post a link for downloading.

    I will put the modlook tag so staff is altered about this thread
    I’m sure they can give you a more accurate answer.

    #260388

    teck07
    Member

    Oops

    altered is sup post to read alerted

    #260389

    If you own the file, but it is software cracks or something like that, your blog will still likely be deleted.

    #260390

    You might want to have a look at the Types of Blogs page:

    “And here are some examples of blogs that are banned from WordPress.com (all of these fall under the general heading of “spam blogs”, or splogs, and we will be deleted as soon as we find them or they get reported):

    * Warez blogs: Blogs that promote pirated copies of ebooks, software packages, music, movies, games, etc.

    #260391

    tellyworth
    Staff

    Downloads, torrents, music, video and so on are fine – provided they are legal and comply with the terms of service. If you’re a musician, photographer, film maker and want to use WordPress.com to post your own work, please do!

    Posting downloads or links to downloads of material without prior permission from the copyright holder is illegal. Whether or not it’s against our terms of service is irrelevant – we are required by law to remove such material when notified by the copyright holder. All blogging and hosting service providers will do that. You might also be prosecuted in court by the copyright holder. That’s nothing to do with us our our policies.

    If we receive many copyright complaints about your WordPress.com blog, or believe that your blog is likely to generate many copyright complaints in future, we won’t waste our time removing individual items – we’ll suspend your account.

    #260392

    atch2877
    Member

    Hello, I am a Writer and I would like to eventually add my published Novella Series to my blog so that readers will be able to download the books. Of course, I will be charging for the books. Is this allowed? I look forward to hearing from you.

    #260393

    babaliciou5
    Member

    Best bet would be ‘contact support’

    #260394

    I doubt they would have any problem with you posting a free novella that you wrote on your blog. I can’t see any reason they would. It’s free, it’s written by you.

    #260395

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    @tsp-this is a bit different, since he wants to charge for his books.

    #260396

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    and I’m also interested in the answer, because I’m starting to think about charging for something I create and offer for download on my site.

    #260397

    raincoaster
    Member

    If he wants to charge, he should be aware there is NO EFFECTIVE WAY to track the number of downloads. Uploading a file to wordpress.com and expecting to make money on the downloads simply will not work, except on an honour, by donation system. In that case I would definitely use some kind of third-party hosting or email in response to a Paypal purchase, not downloads.

    #260398

    tellyworth
    Staff

    atch2877: yes, you’re allowed to post excerpts of your book, link to an online store page where it’s for sale, etc. As Raincoaster says there’s no real way to use WordPress.com (or anything else for that matter) to charge per-download, but we welcome author who want to blog about their books.

    #260399

    atch2877
    Member

    Thank you everyone for your input. I appreciate EVERYTHING!!!!!!

    #260400

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Thank you tellyworth for that clarification; my first 30 dollars earned goes towards the Opt-Out upgrade. :D

    If you are looking at technicalities, with a paid upgrade at box.net, you can offer password protected downloads and the number of times the file was accessed is recorded. You can “unshare” a previously shared download. Just FYI… NAYY

    #260401

    atch2877
    Member

    Just Jennifer….I guess i better go read the information on the Opt-Out upgrade. Looks like we both have the same agendas for our blogs :) THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INPUT.

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