BeeDeeDubbleU - 7:47 am on Oct 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
It is really quite simple. If you created the content then you hold the copyright so yes, you do own it.
Talking to a lawyer costs lots of money and since this is a non commercial situation at present I suspect that this may not be an option.
I think it all depends on what you mean by " a friend" and "dragging her feet". Is she being deliberately obstructive to your attempts to get the domain transferred or is she just giving it a low priority?
How clued up is she about domain name registration and website hosting? It may be that she is not sure how to action the transfer and doesn't want to admit to this. If you can find out who she is hosting the domain with, read up on their transfer process then point her to the instructions on how this is done then she may be more willing to do this?