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Are forum posts copyrighted?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by michaelsmith77, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. michaelsmith77

    michaelsmith77 Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I was just wondering if i copied user posts from a forum and used them would that be copyright and could i get in trouble for it?

    Thanks
     
  2. HisokaMorow

    HisokaMorow Regular Member

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    I don't think so
     
  3. patriotnews

    patriotnews Senior Member

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    Yes they are copyrighted, it is why forums have a TOS that requires you to grant them rights to use your words.
    Will you get in trouble? Probably not, since the copyright owner(the writer) probably isn't searching for their forum posts, but it could happen...
     
  4. michaelsmith77

    michaelsmith77 Regular Member

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    OK so the forum posts are copyrighted by the actual writer and not on the forum that the post is written on?
     
  5. Malcolm Max

    Malcolm Max Regular Member

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    Depends on the TOS .. but I don't think you would get into any major trouble.
     
  6. SEMWORLD

    SEMWORLD BANNED BANNED

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    I do think that depends alot with the forums' terms and conditions. There are other forums where the posts of people are taken serious and can not be copied. But it is just always a good thing for you to make an acknowledgment in the event that you have copied someones works. It beats logic and helps you get out of many problems that may arise.
     
  7. michaelsmith77

    michaelsmith77 Regular Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys it's much appreciated:)