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Forum Content Copyright


Administrator Emerita
The Past Life Forum is a private forum, which is open to the general public. The content presented in this forum is viewable to the public, but is not public domain. Copyright laws are applicable to this forum:

  • No content from Carol Bowman’s Past Life Forum can be copied, printed or distributed by any mechanism at any time without the express written permission of the Forum Owners and the Executive Director. Content is copyrighted by each individual poster and must not be used in any way without permission.

  • The Past Life Forum authorizes you to view and print a copy of the materials solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Third parties may not sell or modify the materials or reproduce, quote, display, distribute, or otherwise use the information in any way without the consent of the Executive Director and Forum Owners.

  • Messages posted by members express the view of the author. They do not represent the views of Forum Owners, Forum Staff or Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin); therefore they will not be held liable for the content of any message posted on the forum.

  • The Past Life Forum reserves the right to edit, merge, re-title and delete all threads and posts that do not adhere to the established posting guidelines.

  • Legally the moment a person submits a thread - their words are copyrighted. They may reproduce their OWN posts on other forums or venues, but not those of the other members. Members' posts cannot be printed or duplicated in any way by a third party without the consent of the authors AND the Forum Owners and Directors. Once you submit a post, PLF has no obligation to remove or edit that post's content.

Obtaining permission to use material:

To obtain permission for using information and/or cases posted on the Past Life Forum, please contact the forum’s Executive Director (Tinkerman). By emailing them at: help@reincarnationforum.com

Please list the following in your request:
  • which cases you would like to use
  • which thread(s) or post(s) the information is in (please include thread link when possible)
  • which member authored the information you want to use
  • in which context the information will be used (i.e. school paper, magazine article)

The Directors will then contact the Forum Owners and the authors of the posts you wish to use for permission. Please do not contact them yourself or solicit members for experiences.

If you have any questions or concerns, or need clarification on the copyright issue, please contact Deborah or Ailish.


Director Emerita
Staff member
Super Moderator
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! This is a PRIVATE forum and our members posts are protected.

Is it legal to download works from peer-to-peer networks and if not, what is the penalty for doing so?
Uploading or downloading works protected by copyright without the authority of the copyright owner is an infringement of the copyright owner's exclusive rights of reproduction and/or distribution. Anyone found to have infringed a copyrighted work may be liable for statutory damages up to $30,000 for each work infringed and, if willful infringement is proven by the copyright owner, that amount may be increased up to $150,000 for each work infringed. In addition, an infringer of a work may also be liable for the attorney's fees incurred by the copyright owner to enforce his or her rights.

Whether or not a particular work is being made available under the authority of the copyright owner is a question of fact. But since any original work of authorship fixed in a tangible medium (including a computer file) is protected by federal copyright law upon creation, in the absence of clear information to the contrary, most works may be assumed to be protected by federal copyright law.


Executive Director
Staff member
Super Moderator
Yes Pyro, thanks for alerting us to the situation. We appreciate your help.