the majority of the time I would, it's the instances I feel they are being unjust that I would protest, the point I was making is I have the right to object in those circumstances.
You have the right to object, sure; as a sometime moderator myself (not here), I'd not deny you that, in principle at least. You also have responsibilities (which, people tend to forget, go hand in hand with rights).
Dave S wrote:[At the end of the day nothing is free on the internet, someone is paying for bandwidth somewhere along the line so this forum is the property of someone, and if they're not happy with you posting copyrighted images and don't want to give a reason why, it's not your place to argue.
But ultimately, as Dave says here, the board admin has the final sanction, whether you feel it fair or not - see below. You're using someone else's facility - if they want you to type in bright pink and avoid using the letter E, they have the right to do that.
then by all means, direct me to a case when someone was taken to court and lost for posting copyrighted material such as images or an article on a forum in the manner I have done. I can direct you to one where the person being accused won:
If i ended up being taken to court on the matter it would presumable go the same way, being ruled non commercial and non profit
from now on unless a moderator tells me to take an image down, quoting exactly any applicable laws, they will remain up
The law isn't the point, nor the interpretation of it. It wouldn't just be you taken to court, the board admin would also be held accountable if they didn't reasonably act to prevent the infringement. Regardless of the chances of any action being successful, I don't think any responsible member of this forum would want to see his time being diverted in defending such an action.
I must have seen copyright debates on occasions approaching three figures now. I don't pretend to be an expert, not least because the law on the subject is such a minefield (and dare I say it, a bit of an ass). What I will say is that you're adding nothing new; the arguments - and sadly, the attitude - are all too familiar.