How To Protect Your Online Legal Ass

Shoemoney has released the third of his Shoemoey System videos and it’s a dosszy! This time, Shoe walks you through the process of protecting your online properties like you content, designs, logos, etc. Shoe has spent over $1 million defending his trademark against scumbags who take his stuff without permission. There are tons of take aways from the video and I highly recommend you watch it. Sooner or later, you will come across legal problems and the better prepared you are, the better off you’ll be.

In addition to the awesome video, which is nearly half hour long, Shoe has a complete set of legal document examples that you can download. They range from the C&D to the children privacy policy.

If you’ve ever felt that hopeless feeling of seeing your hard work copied and stolen online and if you’re ever successful in this business, it WILL happen. You probably felt hopeless, like you could never do anything to stop them. That’s what they’d like you to think. If you give up, they get away with it!

But you don’t have to let them get away with it! How would you feel if you could make those thieves choke on a bill for $100,000 PER infringement! I know I would love it! It’s not about making money off them – it’s about defending what you earned. It’s about justice. But you can’t do it at all if you don’t treat your business with enough respect to get covered and get legal. You need the disclaimers. You need the policies. You need the terms and the notices. And you can get them all for FREE by clicking the video below.

Shoemoney Legal Video

How To Show The Content-Stealing Scumbags You Mean BUSINESS!

55 thoughts on “How To Protect Your Online Legal Ass”

  1. Baker says:

    Good info. Protection is key to any wortwhile and successful venture.

    1. d3so says:

      Protection is the key to successful anything, you could say.

      1. Yea.. protection is the key to everything in life..offline and online..Take pride in your hard work..don’t let these leaches steal your work.

        TrafficColeman β€œSigning Off”

        1. Well now a days Jeremy is providing us good resource.

  2. It’s been a real treat to follow his legal battles – and he’s had a lot of them.

    1. d3so says:

      Yup, i have to admit it makes you think twice on using others’ content.

      1. Using the content that is not yours and that nobody gave you the permission to use especially if your intent is to make money from it is not only unethical but stupid.

        I’v had my content scraped more than once and the sad part is that Google indexed the scraped content first.

        But these scum bags will get caught sooner or later.

        I’m glad that Shoemoney knows how to get them to pay.

        1. d3so says:

          I get kind of worried using shoemoney’s photo in a post. πŸ˜‰

          1. Do you mean the photo of him? It may be best to ask for permission first.

          2. d3so says:

            well if you visit my blog you’ll see.
            but not the photo of him with the adsense check.
            that’s asking for trouble. πŸ˜‰

          3. You are promoting Shoemoney so I don’t think you’ll get in trouble.

            Didn’t you say in one of your comments on this blog that you have a lifetime membership with Shoemoney?

            If so then the best thing you can do is ask him about your blog in the forum there.

          4. Bidet says:

            If you are promoting him, I dont think it should be a problem.

  3. This is a huge problem, not only in the MMO industry, I had even photos that were copyrighted by me ripped off websites and used as (c) by ripper on print on demand products. The problem is that the internet is international, lets say I am in Europe and the ripper on some other continent, you run in huge legal costs only be finding a qualified lawyer that is willing to listen to you. I will make sure to listen to the video, Information is Power, SY

    1. What is the best way to publish something and mark it as completely yours? To post the date and a copyright? How do you set up an undeniable claim to that article first?

      1. For photos and illustrations that is easy, the camera / program records the date when a file was created in the file info. I take all my images in raw format, this way there is no doubt that I was the original creator as you can’t “fake” raw format – it is like a negative, SY

      2. Bidet says:

        For photos, you can also add a water mark on the corner so everyone knows where it came from. Its very hard to remove a water mark.

  4. Nice video trick John! πŸ˜‰

  5. Saw this on shoemoney’s website and I have to admit it’s great stuff that can add lots of value.


  6. Yup. Copyright infringement is a problem online. Thanks for sharing the video John.


    1. d3so says:

      It’s a huge problem. Every second someone is violating it.

      1. PPC Ian says:

        That is for sure! My word of advice: report splogs you find scraping your content to Google, especially if they are monetizing with AdSense. You can get these publishers kicked out of AdSense.

        1. The ones I noticed were using AdSense. One that I was trying contact and have them remove my content completely ignored me.

          How do you report them to Google? Have you done it and did it work?

          1. d3so says:

            Same question, how would you report to google?

            People that steal aren’t likely to reply, they don’t care.
            I’ve been on that “side”.

          2. PPC Ian says:

            You are right! The publisher themselves will never take the content down. To report to Google, search for “Google AdSense DMCA complaint form” on Google and then fill in the information.

          3. Thanks, that’s very helpful. I looked at who is for one scraper site and it looked like it was changing hands quite often.

            One would think that Google should see through sites like that.

          4. PPC Ian says:

            No prob! We will only beat these scraper sites if we all keep complaining to Google. πŸ™‚ I agree with you – over time Google has to start seeing through these sites.

          5. So are you saying you’ve scraped other people’s content before? Or that you’ve had your own content scraped before?

          6. d3so says:

            I’ve been on both sides, scraping and being scraped.

          7. PPC Ian says:

            I have had my content scraped before. I would venture to say that most bloggers who reach any kind of scale have had this happen to them.

  7. Earl says:

    πŸ™‚ – Thanks for the video – just saw this on Shoemoney’s site – most likely from your affiliate link – haha.

  8. d3so says:

    I download all those documents.
    Definitely worth it!

  9. anyone else having trouble actually getting to the video. when i put my email in the opt in box and hit the submit button. the teaser video just starts playing again?

    i haven’t gotten any emails either asking me to confirm or sending me the link to see the actual video

    1. Yes, I’m having the same problem. It’s likely the browser so I’ll try a different browser first and if it doesn’t work a different computer.

      1. Switching computers and browsers didn’t help so far either. I even tried Chrome. I’m getting the vicious loop again.

  10. Talk Binary says:

    I have a “blog” and its about programming and technology. I occasionally write tutorials, guides, and info. What documents should I display on my site? Please help me out!

    Thanks. πŸ™‚

    1. I’d say display what you need to in order to make the readers happy. Those bent on stealing content will find a way to it anyway. letting them rule what you can and cannot do would be giving them more power.

      Try to learn from Shoemoney how to protect yourself and go after them.

  11. PPC Ian says:

    This is great, thanks so much for sharing John! Truly appreciated. Legal protection is the key to success.

  12. TODHD says:

    This is one thing that a lot of marketer take for granted online, the legal system

    1. Sorry but I don’t get what you’re trying to say. Could you be more specific?

      1. d3so says:

        Most marketers take the legal system for granted.
        They do what they want because they think they won’t get caught due to the anonymity of the internet.

        1. Ah, OK, the mindset of a criminal. I din’t think that most marketers have it.

          Most marketers are honest and law abiding citizens.

          Those with the criminal mindset are fortunately in relatively low numbers but still make a disproportional amount of damage because not enough people know how to effectively go after them.

          I’m thankful to people like Shoemoney who are changing that.

          1. d3so says:

            “Most marketers are honest and law abiding citizens.”
            I don’t think so. lol.
            All marketers are liars.

            I recently caught John pulling an unfair tactic with shoemoney’s contest. πŸ˜›

        2. Kimberly says:

          Yes, that’s exactly right. Everyone thinks they are anonymous and invincible online.

  13. Great info. Thanks again John Chow πŸ™‚

  14. Dean Saliba says:

    Thankfully nobody has tried to sue me yet or forced me to sue them yet. I bet this can be quite expensive.

  15. OMG John,

    If you wouldn’t know it or not..I have been trashed online by people who stole my ideas.

    Not only that..these people had the nerves to setup new sites around my product and tried to profit from it.

    So happen one of my good members of mine spotted this and gave me the heads ups, so I was able to stop them before they really got rolling.

    You know I’m use to this BS guys will realize the bigger you get, the more people will try to copy you.

    The thing about it..that’s just life..there will be people who love you, and there will be people who hate you and just want to still your stuff.

    Holla @ you later John..Just like what my man Drake said…”You da Best”

    TrafficColeman β€œSigning Off”

    1. Kimberly says:

      Wow, that’s crazy. I can’t believe how leachy people are, but I guess we’re all in a race to get ahead.

  16. That’s a great list of documents Shoemoney put up. I like how he totally covered himself though with the whole “consult with your lawyer first” πŸ™‚ You can tell just from that how much he’s used legal counsel before.

    1. Kimberly says:

      Yes, I sure don’t have that kind of legal advice lol

  17. Kimberly says:

    OMG, that’s really scary stuff! We’ll all have to be more careful…

  18. SHoemoney spends a lot of money protecting his stuff !! But he has the money to do it anyway. So why not ? !!

  19. Shawnsey says:

    Your blog and all the money you made is worthless when you get sued by some major company! i highly suggest watching these! Thanks a ton!

  20. Bidet says:

    Great series of videos, thanks for sharing it. Its always important to protect your property online because others can profit off your hardwork if you dont.

  21. Excellent post! “Cover Your Butt” is something we all need to learn and do. It’s a fact of life. …Good Resource!

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