On the other hand, if someone did get in trouble they'd certainly be foolish not to mention that as one of their reasons for thinking what they were doing was okay. The link you provided above doesn't mention Beattie as far as I could determine by running a search. They have now invited special interest groups to treat their corporation like dirt. If it's posted here, it's a finished story. Not a Harry Potter fan, and my fandom deals with twenty and thirty year olds, but nonetheless. AC Crispin has spent some time on the New York bestseller list as a result of those books. However, they have refused to reinstate journals that depicted adults in pornographic communities.
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It may or may not win in court, but it exposes them to liability in a wrongful death suit much in the same way that they argue that fanfic including potentially underage characters opens them to a lawsuit. All Bets are Off Rated R. Nowadays, we're especially sensitive to anything related to young people and sex. Fandom, at its most benign, is free advertisement, and viral marketing wouldn't spread so fast if everyone stopped to ask a company's permission before making a Livejournal userpic. However, you're not going to sue the person who gives me a lift on their bike to help steal that apple. The next day, you accost me in the street and accuse me of stealing your dog, buggering him in a monastery and then throwing him from the high tower.
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It's fanfiction and not for profit. On the other hand, if someone did get in trouble they'd certainly be foolish not to mention that as one of their reasons for thinking what they were doing was okay. Harry and Draco, one year into their… whatever it is. Damn, apparently I just posted something totally stupid since you apparently have some kind of weird script running that inserts the reader's name into the page. I think they're trying hard not to take a definite stand on whether individual items are legal or not. It's not the law or they would have raised it years ago. Yeah fanfic is definately dubious even if it's G rated Gen but I'm watching this as much from the perspective as an original fic writer as an occassional fan author.
Thank you for clarifying several points which I was having trouble with. The fact that sites that explicitly deal with this sort of stuff -- fanfiction. Graphic horror meets graphic erotica in stories you can sink your teeth into. Scorpius needed a job. I think there's a double standard in practice, with the Net treated more harshly. In a situation where people are trying to scare and blackmail us, threatening to destroy our business, there are business reasons for not rewarding such behaviour. They make promises that they don't keep re: