View Full Version : Do forum owners own the content?

The New Guy
06-11-2004, 06:10 AM
In other words does the forum owner own the rights to all content produced by that forums members?

06-11-2004, 06:49 AM
Most terms when you sign up indicate yes I believe.

06-11-2004, 08:45 AM
A dutch lawyer told me that I own what was posted on my forums and the people who post it have no rights to it...

06-11-2004, 09:19 AM
That's paramount to saying a web host owns all the material you upload to their webserver. Is that the case?

The New Guy
06-11-2004, 12:35 PM
Hosting is more like parking lot, if you pay for a parking spot the owner of the parking spot does not own your car.

06-11-2004, 12:59 PM
You could say that a forum is a parking spot for your message too though.

06-11-2004, 02:47 PM
I'd think they should do, as big forums wouldn't go to the trouble of removing posts that have coppied content in.

06-11-2004, 06:33 PM
It depends on the user agreement you agreed to when you registered. Most say that the forum owners have the right to all content posted.