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[liberationtech] Networking Democracy? New Media Innovations in Participatory Politics - Cluj, Romania

Allen Yu yuallen at
Sat Feb 13 10:24:01 PST 2010

So I guess any blogger has the right to demand their comments / posts
be taken down at any time's notice?  What if website owners decide to
censor part of the comments / posts of a blogger for aesthetic or
profanity reasons - would the owners need permission?  What if a blog
changes its format - for example its url - or maybe name - would the
blog owner need to seek the permission from all authors or risk
copyright violation?

I don't think there has been case on this.  The reason I am asking
this is because a group of us used to run a blog.  We invited people
all over to submit articles and comments for publication.  However,
the group have decided to go our separate ways.  The old blog will run
for a while but soon be taken down.  A subset of the group will start
a new blog - starting with the base of the old blog.  But we were
wondering: do we have a right to move the content to the new blog?
Who owns the content anyways?  In the old blog, we didn't have an
explicit copyright statement.  In the new one, we will!


On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Lauren Gelman <gelman at> wrote:
> The author of the post holds copyright in their work.  Copyright affixes to
> any content whether there is a notice or not, giving the author the full
> protection of the law.
> On Feb 13, 2010, at 1:06 AM, Allen Yu wrote:
>> This is sort of off-topic, but I was wondering if anyone can point me
>> to law concerning who has the rights to the content on a blog that is
>> open for all to write and comment in... when there is no copyright
>> notice anywhere on the blog.
>> Thanks,
>> Allen
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