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paraka ([personal profile] paraka) wrote2012-09-08 01:33 pm

Respecting Author's wishes.

As some of you know, I'm currently hosting a copy of the Google streaming code for podficcers to use. It's been whitelisted over at AO3 so we could get [community profile] pod_together up and running this year and AO3 made an announcement letting people know this and that I'm open to others using the player too if they want.

This week, someone calling themselves nnyrt (zie doesn't seem to have an account at AO3, and I can't find zir on the web by Googling) started leaving comments to that post. In one of the comments about the Google TOS, zie started to attack me, personally, making it clear zie has some kind of personal grudge and/or problem with me.

The statement made was:
"Google Inc. may lack a persona in fandom to sympathize with, unlike londondrowning or ariestess, who were hurt in the past by Paraka's disregard for their derivs statements. But there is nothing transformative about outright theft, especially of something for which use had been served at no charge. It's just tacky."

I would like to make it clear that I do respect authors and I respect when they say yes or no to podfic.

The situation with [ profile] londondrowning was a complex one that involved miscommuniation because of a 3rd party. I cleared things up with her right away, took down my podfic and, as far as I know, we're on good term and she was happy with the outcome of our situation.

As far as I know, I've never podficced anything by [ profile] ariestess and I would, of course, respect her say so, should I ever ask and she say no.
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[personal profile] heard_the_owl 2012-09-08 06:11 pm (UTC)(link)
o_O? They're...they're fighting for Google's rights? Because you're hosting the google reader??? Um.


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[personal profile] were_duck 2012-09-08 06:28 pm (UTC)(link)
that comment is weird. I am sorry!
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[personal profile] greedy_dancer 2012-09-08 06:28 pm (UTC)(link)
What is even going on? I just... Don't understand what the Google player situation has to do with anything. If you have issues and concerns about the player and want to offer other open source players, why make it personal?? This all seems totally unreasonable to me.

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[personal profile] anatsuno 2012-09-08 08:32 pm (UTC)(link)
ugh. *hugs*
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[personal profile] cathexys 2012-09-08 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, weird! And I'm sorry!

(Hey, i just wanna use my Stiles&dad hugs icon :)

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[personal profile] akamine_chan 2012-09-08 10:04 pm (UTC)(link)
That particular post had several comments, not just by nnyrt, but also a couple of anons, that are just...odd. Except for the personal attack, I would have said that they were bots.

As for the personal stuff, *shrug*. That's between you and londondrowning and if you say it's resolved, then it's resolved. nnyrt can fuck off.

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[personal profile] leish 2012-09-09 12:57 am (UTC)(link)
I... what. Just, what, I don't understand how anyone, especially someone who presumably knows you well enough to harbour a grudge, can seriously think you disregard people's transformative works statements. I mean. I just. Ugh. *hugs tight*