Goss (gossymer) wrote,
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piracy regarding...fanfic?

megyal pointed out that someone seemed to be distibuting fanfic via e-mail without crediting the authors. It seems like a good idea morphed into something else and the now the list of fics has been pulled down.

Just want to point out that this has been happening time and again - people want an easy to download format for fanfics (because, hey, if you're travelling, it can really be a pain to save fics chapter by chapter to a word document/pdf/html file).

Rather than saving these fics ourselves and then sharing them underground without the author's consent, it would make more sense to go up to the author, ask them if we can host downloadable versions in an *official capacity* - in a sort of archive/database of downloadable fanfic, complete with links to the author's email and lj and personal website(s).

This way the whole of fandom wins cause readers get the quick solution for fanfic while on the move and authors get credit and exposure.
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