Who owns a post?
Interesting topic as i've yet to develop much more than a rough set of guidelines here at Threadwatch.org
Let's say a person (Joe) has been a member of a forum for several years and has made hundred's of posts. Many of the posts contain links and information that Joe no longer has on his computer but knew he could find with a quick search on the forum.
Now let's say Joe and the site owner had a disagreement and the owner of the forum deleted Joe as a member and blocked his IP from the site.
What rights does Joe have in retrieving the information in his posts from the forum?
Can he demand the site owner provide him copies of his posts? Can he demand that all posts he made be deleted from the forum?
Who has the rights to the information in those posts?
Some good information follows from rcjordan, Adrian and Respree