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    Default Copyright of Stories Posted in an Online Forum

    hello all i am brand new here and dont know if this has been posted yet but here goes....
    i have a small forum set up for people to post and have fun in, one of my forums is for short stories and a member posted a couple fan fics there and long story short he now demands they be taken down, any other time i wouldnt mind but i really dislike being ordered to do things on a site i made.


    here is the thing he watched a movie and rewrote it the way he thought it should have been and he chose to post it is it illegal for me not to take it down when he decided to leave my site?

    any help on this would be great and thank you in advance.

    shannon

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    Default Fiction on Forums

    Take a look at the Wikipedia's copyright information (Contributors' rights and obligations), and implement something similar for your forums, such that you are licensed to keep presenting the fiction even if the author (and presumed copyright holder) wants it taken down.

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    Default thank you mrknowitall........

    thats exactly what i was looking for, your a lifesaver man.

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    Default Re: Fiction on Forums

    Quote Quoting Mr. Knowitall
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    Take a look at the Wikipedia's copyright information (Contributors' rights and obligations), and implement something similar for your forums, such that you are licensed to keep presenting the fiction even if the author (and presumed copyright holder) wants it taken down.
    how come? if he owns copyright for that post he should be able to choose if the owner of the forum gets to use it there. right?

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