("No, that's pizza," I want to tell them. "Pizza wants to be free. Concentrate on liberating pizza from evil pizzerias. Information, on the other hand, really hates being free, and is never happier than when manacled to a wall, like Kirk and Spock in some piece of late 70s bondage-oriented slash fiction.")
I still find myself deeply bothered by this whole FictionLyn thing... selling fanfiction in the first place is kinda... iffy, from the standpoint of principle. I mean... not yours. There's not much on which fanfiction writers agree (when they *can* agree - for the most part we're an arrogant, cantankerous, antisocial bunch who go after conflict like candy), but the Disclaimer is something you learn at the beginning, when you write your first piece of crappy thirteen-year-old-spawned fic. The ludcriously high price tag attached to this particular tripe just deepens the trauma. o.O
I suppose the thing covering the legality of this is that it's real-people fic (so to speak) - it's like historical fiction, and you can't copyright a person, so it's not covered under fair use. But she still calls herself (or called herself - I read somewhere that she's "done with the fanfiction community") a fanficton writer, and it irks. Offends my sensibilities, I guess. Just. Ye gods. *shakes head*
But I like the way Neil puts it... pardon my paraphrase: "Fanfiction is a privilege - not a right."
EDIT: I've decided to eventually register the name "Random Cactus Press". It amuses me. ;)
Other candiates were "Wandering Pheasant Press", "Rebellious Shuttlecock Press", and "Hopping Duster Press".
SECOND EDIT: Yeek. Extremely eventually. $200 to register not counting agent fees. Wonder how long it takes to count through common-law... *plots*