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lavvyan ([personal profile] lavvyan) wrote2011-04-12 08:35 pm
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This might just be the stupidest idea I've come across since the whole finish-someone-else's-WiP-without-asking-first comm.

(I'm aware that some people consider anything, once it's on the internet, the property of the whole world, and that fanfic authors in particular have no say in how, where and why their work can and cannot be distributed. In return, please be aware that I disagree with this notion.)
beachlass: Gertie from Runaways, text: "um, what?" (um what?)

[personal profile] beachlass 2011-04-12 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Wait, what? Are they new to the internet?

I'm pretty much stuck at WHAT. Damn culture of entitlement.
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[personal profile] torachan 2011-04-13 08:04 am (UTC)(link)
I don't see the problem with it, honestly. There is an awful lot of fic that no longer exists on the internet not because the author purposely deleted it but just because people stop caring about fandom (or that fandom in particular) or websites disappear.

They're not talking about reposting fics, just about offering to email them to people.
skaredykat: TLM - 50,000 C.E. (Default)

[personal profile] skaredykat 2011-04-14 10:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Eh, unfortunately it specifically calls out "deleted fic/fic from deleted journals" -- it doesn't say "fic unfortunately lost to archives untimely closing and perhaps from a few journals we think were unintentionally deleted." If a writer takes the deliberate step of taking their fic down from archives and deleting their journal, I don't think it's kosher to make it (more) obvious that you're going to be sharing their fic around anyway. Also unfortunately the post [personal profile] lavvyan refers to seems to have been inspired by one at an e-book comm that is (or was?) planning to archive (and make publicly accessible) e-book copies of deleted fic. (*sorry, idea makes me grouchy*)