Originally Posted by Ldy_Sea
I was more concerned as to lit policy than legal. As I would not profit from this, and it is available to read for free already on the forums, I believe that reposting it in a different place on the same site would fall under fair use laws...
Not to mention if people who read these stories found out about the hot stuff on the forums they may stop by. I area stories for years before I posted my first, then it was a year or 2 more before I even knew of the forums.
Fair use is for school libraries essentially. There are other educational applications, but I seriously doubt that they stretch to erotica. Fair Use is one of the most misunderstood and misclaimed aspects of copyright.
As for Lit. policy. I think I covered that. Chances are huge that if someone complained to Laurel that material of theirs had been reposted here without their permission, she'd pull it. I think there have actually been cases--and at least one fairly recently--that she automatically pulled it without even checking out who it really belonged to.
And yeah, yeah, folks think up a lot of reasons why it's OK to use the work of others without their explicit permission.