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Does someone have exclusive rights to something they have written on someone else's page?


I am talking about comments written on someone elses blog or forums. examples: --a persons comments were deleted from a forum page by the administrator of the forum. The person complained about his intellectual property rights had been violated. --If public comments are allowed on a blog or website, does the author only have rights to the comment content or does the owner of the website/blog/forum also have rights to use it as well. I would think the sites owner would have rights but ethics would say not as original content. Curious for opinion and any legal precedence.

 

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Laura Schneider says

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    Bruce Feierabend 4 years ago

    thanks Laura! Sounds about right. I don't know what precedence there would be to keep a copy for a deleted comment. You wouldn't have to keep a copy of graffiti when it's clean off or painted over and usually the deleted comment was offensive.


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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    sheilamyers, I've changed my mind and done more research: if you submit something anywhere, it's your responsibility to keep a copy (if you care). The site/whatever is not, from what I've read, responsible for sending you your content back. Cheers!