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Old January 9 2013, 08:09 PM   #16
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Re: Fan Fic for sale on Amazon and B&N

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Even iTunes cracks down on copyright in the app store.
I know with music, iTunes vets every label, and won't allow artistes to sell unless they are on a label (which can be a tiny label, but a label nonetheless).



Considering Amazon's own recently highlighted dodgy dealings, this going on is hardly surprising.
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Old January 9 2013, 08:13 PM   #17
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Old January 9 2013, 10:13 PM   #18
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True story: Somebody once submitted a Janeway/Seven slash novel to Tor, but explained in their cover letter that it was okay because they had (slightly) changed the names.

And don't get me started about the submission that began with the "Klargon" battle cruiser activating its "stealthing" field . . . . I rejected that one right away!

Then again, given that "Fifty Shades of Grey" started out as a sexy "Twilight" fan fic, maybe I should have given that slash novel a closer look!
I was just reading the other day, about a Chakotay/Paris AU slashfic which was stolen and illegally published under someone else's name.

Then there's Killing Time author Della Van Hise's K/S novel with the serial numbers filed off.

I shudder to think how many more are out there! From what I've read at fanlore.org, filing off the serial numbers is a fairly common if dubious practice for amateurs trying to go pro.
And why not? Some of the Trek authors started out writing fanfics. Jean Lorrah had a series based on Sarek and Amanda, while Peter David was just as prolific with his fanfic as he was once he went pro.
It's the idea of only making the most superficial changes to a fanfic (i.e. change the copyrighted words) and selling it that I'm not thrilled with. Fanfic itself and fanfic writers going pro I'm 100% behind!
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Old January 10 2013, 01:32 AM   #19
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I just want to state that despite the fact that I started this thread, I really have no problem with fan-fic, I even started an outline for my own fan-fic concept a while. I just know you're not supposed to be selling them on places like Amazon and B&N.
EDIT: I hadn't contacted anyone yet, but I was just looking again, and I could only find one on Amazon, but the B&N is still up. So I might wait a couple more days before I contact S&S in case they get pulled before than.
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Old January 10 2013, 01:35 AM   #20
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I just want to state that despite the fact that I started this thread, I really have no problem with fan-fic, I even started an outline for my own fan-fic concept a while. I just know you're not supposed to be selling them on places like Amazon and B&N.
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Old January 10 2013, 03:28 PM   #21
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Re: Fan Fic for sale on Amazon and B&N

I seem to recall that there have been threads about John Erik Ege here before.

Ah: http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=173209

In fact, after we discussed it last time, the original listing became free:
http://www.free-ebooks.net/ebook/Sta...h-of-Greatness

Someone needs to tell B&N.

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Author’s professor’s friend.
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Old January 10 2013, 04:26 PM   #22
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His three Trek books are still there (free-ebooks.net) and available - for free.
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