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Moratorium on FanFiction Lifted? [Jan. 3rd, 2010|04:58 am]
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Lookie!

From: http://www.mercedeslackey.com/news.html:

Quote, from her own website as of 1/2/2010:

News: Concerning Fanfiction:

As you folks already know, my agent, Russel Galen, has in the past been opposed to fanfiction. However, he is also Cory Doctorow's agent now, and Cory is a persuasive little gnome.

As a result of this, I am happy to announce that we are officially permitting fanfiction to be licensed as derivative fiction under the Creative Commons umbrella.

What this means is: NO, you cannot make money on it. NO, you cannot self-publish a fanfiction novel of Valdemar (or any of my other stuff) and try and sell it on Amazon. And NO, I still am not going to read it, because I am already so far behind on my research reading I barely have time to read that.

But YES, you may write and post away, folks, so long as you license it as derivative and under Creative Commons. If it is anything other than PG-13, please take all the proper precautions to stick it somewhere that innocent souls won't be corrupted. Do not scare the children or the horses. Have fun!
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[User Picture]From: thelauderdale
2010-01-03 01:55 pm (UTC)
Well WOOT gang! Friggin' woo-HOO!

I didn't think it was a matter of her agent's dislike but her own vehement dislike of fanfiction. Still, ten or fifteen years is long enough to change a person's mind. I'm both pleased and impressed that she would do this and that she would state it publicly as opposed to just sort of turning a blind eye.

...and alas, I have no Velgarth fic I want to write, though I have long pondered the matter of Thalkarsh and hoped somebody would think of him, trapped in his mortal form and imprisoned by monks these past few centuries.
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[User Picture]From: wolfemeister
2010-01-06 06:53 am (UTC)
Misty has stated repeatedly she didn't care but the PTB were against posted fan fic. I'm glad she is now able to relax and since her aggent is cool with it now she is only too happy to let us play in her pond.

And with out the restrictions many authors have imposed.
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