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Just curious O.S. Is anything shared on the Forum considered intellectual property of the owner of this website? To all users?

Do you have the potential to "own" my thoughts and any profitability from such?

Thanks for any answers.


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JCsPlumbing wrote:
Just curious O.S. Is anything shared on the Forum considered intellectual property of the owner of this website? To all users?

Do you have the potential to "own" my thoughts and any profitability from such?

Thanks for any answers.


Once something has been posted on a public forum it is pretty much public domain, there are numerous court cases that set the precedent for it, we actually state in the terms of service for my little baseball forum that everything posted in our forum is basically our property.

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JCsPlumbing wrote:
Just curious O.S. Is anything shared on the Forum considered intellectual property of the owner of this website? To all users?

Do you have the potential to "own" my thoughts and any profitability from such?

Thanks for any answers.


I own your thoughts.

Please send proceeds to PO Box


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Killertoiletspider wrote:
JCsPlumbing wrote:
Just curious O.S. Is anything shared on the Forum considered intellectual property of the owner of this website? To all users?

Do you have the potential to "own" my thoughts and any profitability from such?

Thanks for any answers.


Once something has been posted on a public forum it is pretty much public domain, there are numerous court cases that set the precedent for it, we actually state in the terms of service for my little baseball forum that everything posted in our forum is basically our property.


But what of the private forum here? Would all private members i.e. "licensed professionals" be considered co-owners of all information?

Example: You post an idea for some new quick hanger pipe system you just thought up. Then I can legally take that to production and sales?


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aprilmayb wrote:
JCsPlumbing wrote:
Just curious O.S. Is anything shared on the Forum considered intellectual property of the owner of this website? To all users?

Do you have the potential to "own" my thoughts and any profitability from such?

Thanks for any answers.


I own your thoughts.

Please send proceeds to PO Box


The postage would cost more than the value. ;-)


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JCsPlumbing wrote:
Killertoiletspider wrote:
JCsPlumbing wrote:
Just curious O.S. Is anything shared on the Forum considered intellectual property of the owner of this website? To all users?

Do you have the potential to "own" my thoughts and any profitability from such?

Thanks for any answers.


Once something has been posted on a public forum it is pretty much public domain, there are numerous court cases that set the precedent for it, we actually state in the terms of service for my little baseball forum that everything posted in our forum is basically our property.


But what of the private forum here? Would all private members i.e. "licensed professionals" be considered co-owners of all information?

Example: You post an idea for some new quick hanger pipe system you just thought up. Then I can legally take that to production and sales?


Hmmm. Interesting... I just had an idea for a quick hanger system! Tell me more JC! ;-)


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Johntheplumber wrote:
JCsPlumbing wrote:
Killertoiletspider wrote:
JCsPlumbing wrote:
Just curious O.S. Is anything shared on the Forum considered intellectual property of the owner of this website? To all users?

Do you have the potential to "own" my thoughts and any profitability from such?

Thanks for any answers.


Once something has been posted on a public forum it is pretty much public domain, there are numerous court cases that set the precedent for it, we actually state in the terms of service for my little baseball forum that everything posted in our forum is basically our property.


But what of the private forum here? Would all private members i.e. "licensed professionals" be considered co-owners of all information?

Example: You post an idea for some new quick hanger pipe system you just thought up. Then I can legally take that to production and sales?


Hmmm. Interesting... I just had an idea for a quick hanger system! Tell me more JC! ;-)


I don't have one at all. I'm low on the Totem Pole in this here realm of smarts.


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I said it many times this forum was donated to the forum members... I do not consider myself an owner of this site other the the one responsible to pay the bill every month ..

So I guess if you gave out an idea either in public or in private and somebody ran we the idea there is little I can do other than say ... hey that wasn't a bright idea to tell every one ..

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I hope that since we self moderate, that would extend to stealing people's ideas. Conversely, people should be wise about who they tell their ideas to.


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Let's say for some strange reason this site started making a revenue...
Where would the money go ? I don't want it ..

It would be used either to promote this site or be given to charity or to help a forum member .. or would go towards what the members as whole though was a good way to give it back out ..
So more of less this site is not for profit ..

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We could save it to help people when they are going through a hard time. Like Mighty. Miss my friend.


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aprilmayb wrote:
We could save it to help people when they are going through a hard time. Like Mighty. Miss my friend.



That would be absolutely awesome if we ever got to that point!!


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