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Copying Material from Public Bulletin Boards

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What is the name of your state?


Does anyone here know the specific rules regarding the reprinting of material found on public message boards?

Example: Someone reads Message Board A, which is open to the public. Seeing something that would interest their friends in another forum, they copy a post or even an entire thread, and paste the thread directly onto another forum, either public or private.

Thank you.


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All items posted in this forum, and most other forums, are considered property of the forum owner. They are the ones paying for the forum. I know of a forum that was shut down because they were copying threads from one of the internet's most popular forums and claiming them as original. I would be offended and strongly complain if I found a post of mine at another forum. Instead of copying a pasting, a link to the forum or thread would be more than appropriate.

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