If this can not be worked out I think I'm out of here for good, THIS IS EVIL! It's not that I don't understand how this came into place. And while CNET probably doesn't care that some users are ticked off an leave, the whole thing seems really unnecessary to me.
If this is not resolved, which I really hope it will be, maybe we should all go to:
Your second scenario doesn't work because you are using CNET's resources and their community.
Furthermore the complications of the DMCA mean that everytime you post, you will have to expressly state that your suggestions etc.
It really is a standard legal statement, particularly when dealing with larger companies, and isn't something I expect to be changed.--"Note that the same clause is not given in regard to these forums.