You know, the ones sites like Forumer, Freeforums and Proboards have against using data from a free hosted forum? That stuff in the terms of service that nobody reads and that is potentially not even valid to begin with? Well couldn't you argue the forum data comes under database rights rather than copyright? Because if so, those rights expire 15 years after publication. So just wait 15 years, then take back your forum data with a converter. Is this a potential way to get your forum data back with less hassle than the 'ask everyone personally' method on Proboards and what not?