I just need this omg
Seems like every 6 months or so - maybe once a year - there is a debate about rape jokes. Here’s how it goes:
A dude tells jokes about rape or deals with hecklers in way that includes rape. A woman hears these jokes or is the heckler. She publicly states that she is upset or didn’t like the joke…
Cameron is the bestest.
Let’s get some comedians paid! (at E! Entertainment)
Pretty sure all the awesome fandom folks I know are smart enough to have realized what a steaming turd the new Amazon thing really is, but just in case you have to get into an argument over it with someone (yes, these are things I legitimately prep for) here are some clear talking points.
Also, no porn, graphic violence, crossovers or’excessive’ use of curse words. So, like, all the fun stuff about fanfic.
Just curious here, as I’m not familiar with Kindle Worlds, I’ve looked into publishing my own books on Kindle but haven’t finished a work I’m ready to publish, but I want to make sure that, there is monetary gain for publishing with them, right? Like the point of publishing to Kindle Worlds, I assume, is to make a small profit off of the work?
Because, if so, then none of these points really seem all that nefarious to me. They seem pretty standard for the world of publishing. First off, the first paragraph doesn’t say you sign away your rights forever, it says for the term of copyright. If somewhere else it says that the copyright terms are forever, then fine, that’s a problem, but that’s rarely the case in publishing.
As far as not being able to publish your work elsewhere, such as FanFiction.net, yes of course that’s a restriction. They wouldn’t want to try to sell your writing if you were giving it away for free elsewhere. That’s just part of the deal when you sell your creative art. You lose some power over it. Read the interview in the Onion’s AV club about the creator of Carnivale, and how he can’t publish a book to tell the rest of the story because HBO has the rights to his work. That’s why Marvel created Marvel Studios, so they could have their own production company and keep the rights to their materials with internal control, rather than simply being optioned and having Sony or Fox control them, such as is still the case with Spider-Man and X-Men. They recently regained the rights to Daredevil for example because the option expired, and now they plan to fold that character into the Marvel Studios, “Avengers” film universe.
Got a great character that has an awesome back-story and you really want to be able to use him in your own work later? Then don’t piggyback him into a story with the Salvatore brothers. Save him for your own work. The reason for this is expanded below.
As far as the part about the original author getting the rights to things added into their story, the break down of it explains exactly why that needs to be in there. Otherwise you’re going to just have constant lawsuits about who wrote what and when. This is how it works with cover songs, by the way. When you publish a cover of another artists’ work, they actually get most of the rights to your music. This is what happened with Jonathan Coulton and Glee. He had no legal recourse regarding his arrangement of the music being used on the show because the original “Baby Got Back” rights weren’t his. The only thing he had a case for was whether or not they sampled his actual recording in the show, which is something he legally deserved compensation for.
And the final point about EL James and Fifty Shades of Gray is the same point as the FanFictio.net one. Yes, had she given over the publishing rights to Amazon Kindle Worlds, then she would be sacrificing the ability to change the work and publish it elsewhere. She also can’t change the names, slightly alter the story, and publish on her own under her current deal either, her publisher could sue her for that. Which is just a case for needing to be really satisfied with your work as well as understanding what you’re signing away before you just rush your work out there in a hope of getting paid for it.
Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2013
This feels like it’s Alexander McQueen’s Star Wars collection.
I bought that dress!
I’m officially old, because I had to google this before I knew for sure if I was supposed to say thanks.
Getting better at tying bows.
There was another brouhaha today on Tumblr where one trans* person took it upon himself to declare what people are or aren’t trans* again. I thought about responding to it, but then I just went right on living my life.