A question on reduction of points, CC and intellectual propertyAccording to a recent ISC update, all authors lose rights to intellectual property once their article is published and paid for. The circumstances are clearly defined and understood.
Based on the same, I have a question about published articles that are deleted after a period of time. I understand that CC and points are deducted from the author's account, each time their article is deleted by the admin. Since all content published here becomes the property of the website, how fair is it to take away CC and points that had been previously awarded? Articles were accepted based on policies that existed at that time. Why are authors penalized at a later date, if their old articles do not meet the new guidelines (that too for something that is no longer their intellectual property)?
Ironically, it is only active members who suffer. I wonder what methods are employed to retrieve CC from members who are no longer active.