23 April 2006
The Force has been notified
Fan fiction is tolerated, barely, by the copyright owners. And God (or George Lucas) forbid that it should get out into the open, where the lawyers will have a field day.
Exhibit A: this self-published, unlicensed Star Wars book.
Q. I find myself wondering if there was any concern on your part regarding copyrights?
A. No, because I wrote this book for myself. This is a self-published story and is not a commercial book. Yes, it is for sale on Amazon, but only my family, friends and acquaintances know it's there.
And, well, a couple of hundred of you and however many thousands read Scalzi's Whatever column or link to it.
The author, I fear, is about to meet Darth Maul. In a three-piece suit.
(Via skippy the bush kangaroo.)Posted at 11:14 AM to Say What?