October 16th, 2007

Regarding the cancellations

Dunno who has seen it, but this seems to be the most likely accurate telling of what happened.

FOX indeed does appear to have been caught in the middle, facing huge fines from SAG and having no recourse but to issue the cease and desist.

That being said, I think this was a giant wad of miscommunication on the part of all the players involved.

On the other hand, it does appear that they are all attempting to work together to come to some sort of deal that is fair to all parties involved.

Which also reinforces my sincere belief that current US copyright laws are in dire need of overhaul.

More and mroe fans are taking ownership of the original property and morphing it into another form. And there should be some way for the law to account for that.
Toby he works at the white house

Re; Writing Contest

I feel really sheepish about this, but tvhipster pointed out that offering a money-value prize was akin to paying for fanfic. I brought this up with the sponsor and they sent it over to legal and they agreed. So, feeling really dumb and pasting 'I should have known better' across my forehead, we have to pull the prize from the contest. I guess it'll just be about bragging rights :/

What's worse is we had entries, so a general announcement will follow this to registered users regarding the change.

Please accept my most sincere apologies for this gross misunderstanding and I'll have to try and seek another way to try and market the site.

If anyone out there is interested in helping me with this, I'd appreciate it.

(cross-posted to ff_fanfic)