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July 25th, 2008
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Some Thoughts on Fandom, Privacy, Money, and Other Stuff

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Date:July 26th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
Personally, I see a big difference between a food co-op and fanfic - for example, I do not participate in fic-for-charity auctions because that's using other people's copyrighted work for profit.

That's an interesting stand. Anyway, I didn't mean to suggest that a coop was analogous to all aspects of fanfic. I was just responding to the argument I've seen a lot that Laura's attempts at marketing her site were wrong specifically because she would make money on it but others who worked on it would not. I'm saying that the idea of a model where some get paid and some are volunteers is not inherently wrong or even inherently unusual.

I don't think she's evil, but I think she is deeply stupid to do everything she possibly can, over a long period of time, to antagonise and hurt her potential audience!

That is the puzzle to me. I have no idea if there is a market for something like Fan History or not. But I know that if there is, it can only make money if it's well-respected. And any potential buyer would look around and see all the anger against her and run the other way.

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