nartreb wrote:SoCal, don't use legal language when you clearly have zero familiarity with the law.
In nearly all countries, anything you write is automatically subject to copyright. You own the copyright on your writing, regardless of whether it's "published" or not. (But for the record, a public forum like SummitPost certainly qualifies as "publication" in areas of the law where "publication" does matter.)
*Which* rights you have under copyright is more variable depending on jurisdiction. In the US, an author would NOT have a right under copyright law to delete things they've written on a website owned by somebody else (but they might have a contractual right, if the website had promised them that they could, maybe even if the website had simply had a tradition of allowing it and changed its policy without warning). Some European jurisdictions recognize "moral rights" related to copyright, which allow authors additional control of their works, though my guess is they don't include a universal right of deletion like Lolli would apparently like.
PS I just edited this post: I'd written "where you live" when I really meant "jurisdiction". Where you live is a factor in jurisdiction, but far from the only one.
well, I am so glad that you stepped in then