- Dec 3, 2017
See like this post I started to ask a question then realized it is already answered in the thread, so now I have to use icon. Even if the post can't ever really be erased once posted its still nice to be able to not post if its in error.That is not what the copyright laws say.
As soon as you post on a forum your post along with the thread is no longer your post. It is part of a complete work that belongs to the forum owner.
The difference is you can copy your post (only your post) and use it elsewhere. The forum must use it as part of the context and content of the entire thread and cannot use just your post outside that context.
You retain your copyright but can't remove that part from the forum as you have given them a limited right to use it.