Is this legal?

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FearKiller
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Is this legal?

Post by FearKiller »

http://www.pclifeboat.buildtolearn.net/forum/index.php" target="_blank

The footer of this phpBB forum says
Forum © Kryptonix.
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All board content is protected by international copyright laws. Violators will be prosecuted.
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Is it even legal to do that?
Psychotic_Carp
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Re: Is this legal?

Post by Psychotic_Carp »

what part do you see as illegal?
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romans1423
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Re: Is this legal?

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If I remember the knowledge base article (and dozens of posts on the subject) well enough, that is an acceptable copyright notice. They retain the phpBB copyright, do not obscure it in any way, and do not combine their copyright with it. They claim copyright of the forum (the site itself) but not the software (which is credited to phpBB).

All well and good.
Magnotta
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Re: Is this legal?

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Considering that the mod team approved my mod to add a copyright to the page footer, I'd say it's pretty legal and not against phpBB's TOS.
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You don't even need visible copyright on copyright works. Their site is copyright to them, but it's still clear that phpBB is copyright the phpBB group.
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Re: Is this legal?

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Is this legal?
Yes.
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