Q: Am I permitted legally to delete web content & pics I voluntarily created for a nonprofit I no longer affiliate with?
I worked for 2 years completely uncompensated for a nonprofit organization that I no longer wish to be associated with. While volunteering I created a website and social media page that I managed. I now want to know if I'm permitted by law to delete the content on these pages that I created voluntarily as I no longer wish to be affiliated with the association after determining the character of its director. I still have all the access codes as creator and I'm the sole administrator of the website.
Thank you for your time and assistance.
A: How was the web content copyrighted? If it belongs to the nonprofit, then it is theirs. I suggest that in order to avoid any problems in the future you just hand it over to the director.
A: Actually, I don't think copyright ownership applies to the question of whether the former volunteer may delete the website content. It appears, however, that the non-profit has a good claim to the content (as a gift to the nonprofit) and therefor if the volunteer were to delete it he or she might get in trouble for something like vandalism.
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