Msg#: 3663750 posted 5:59 pm on May 31, 2008 (gmt 0)
I own a forum, and noticed a need from my users to read some of the threads in a book format.
What are the legalities involved in using their posts in a book? The forum has a basic disclaimer/rules saying that all the content on this sites are copyrighted and all rights reserved - but I'd like to know what would be the correct procedure.
Do I email the entire group and ask them if they'd like their post in the book? Email individuals one by one is possible, but would be too time consuming.
Msg#: 3663750 posted 11:34 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)
Posters own the copyright on their own posts and would need their consent before you could include in your book. Maybe you could form a TOS that changes the copyright ownership but you'd have to have already done that. I doubt you would be able to change the terms retrospectively.