where the first page is information related to a specific topic, and the latter would represent the forum for that topic. However I'd also like to include a miniature "recent threads" box on the first page, that would use some of your code and database data. However it would be great if I did not have the footer here because that would be misleading, is this okay to omit? The branding would still appear on the actual forum pages.
Sorry if something like this was asked before, couldn't find anything.
Good luck with the lawsuit, everyone's supporting you! In the long run it will be great for your image.