posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 06:21 PM
a reply to: mcx1942
I'm not a copyright lawyer by any stretch of the imagination but saying that a few years ago I put together a few ghost stories and shared them
online, YouTube and Facebook and didn't get into any issue with the people who told those stories as real. I was never complained to or asked to
remove their stories. From what I've since learned, you only need to worry about copyright ownership if the person comes after you and if they do all
you have to do is either remove the story, pay them or get permission. And the fact that you are making no money from it it is very hard for someone
to claim you're damaging their ghost story or supernatural story without them either proving that they are planning to publish the story themselves or
are out right stating something like "You are making this (blank) up and you're talking rubbish".
All you're doing is presenting the story as you believe it was told. I really don't think you're breaking any laws here again I'm not a lawyer so
don't take my words as gospel but I'm sure there is something called fair use and also, to the copyright thing, it can only be claimed if the person
comes after you, and says that you're infringing on their property otherwise I honestly doubt you're breaking any laws. If I were you I'd continue
what you're doing and use Fair use as your basis for using the stories but my advice for future works is that you mention the persons name so that if
they come after you you can say that you mentioned the stories was theirs and that you were only sharing it.
(Remember, I'm using my own experience and not any legal knowledge beyond the research that I've done. Fair use tends to be the best defense when it
comes to things and make sure you make NO MONEY, that's the only real reason most people go after those they think have stolen their stories etc.)
Hope this helps.
edit on 8-7-2016 by Dwoodward85 because: stupid mistake