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THIS WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED UNDER STATE LAW, BUT THIS MAY ALSO BE GENERAL US LAW...
We run a completely non-profit fansite that has been following development of a movie in the making for many years. Normally, we just repeat news leaked legitimately from interviews given to actors, etc. and press releases.
Recently however, we received posting in our public forum from an insider on the set giving unheard of details. I toned him down a bit and made him stop posting such plot specific information, and made sure no photographs were exchanged. Later, we made a few articles about the information they posted in the public forum which were milder, but still revealing. Is hosting this guy's intel in our forum, or our news articles unlawful? How is this any different than an actor spilling information in an interview?
Shortly thereafter, he pulled out of the forum, removing all his posts apparently rethinking his/her decision. So we took our news articles down as well as it was obvious this wasn't a condoned "fake leak" of news designed to build excitement for the movie.
I realize the source is definitely in breach of contract with his employer, but that's not our problem right?
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