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I'm thinking about ceasing my fan activity...

What I mean is;

 

Out of fear of receiving a Cease and Desist order and a resulting lawsuit, I've been considering shutting down fan projects that I've been working on (all of which are non-profit) .

 

My Timelord Rainbow Dash tumblr is (as the name implies) a combination Doctor Who/FiM ask blog and I am now beginning to question whether it technically falls under 'Fair Use' in copyright law or if I should quit while I'm ahead and delete the whole thing.

 

Fan-art if it looks similar enough to the show (which is one of the reasons I've heard is a potential cause for the Cease and Desist order for Button Mash), then it would probably be best if I avoided creating art as well, despite being in traditional form the ponies (and Spike) can all easily be recognized as who they are intended to be.

 

Fanfiction feels like its in the same area, especially since the site I write for doesn't take too kindly to song lyrics-partial or full-to be used since apparently it's still possible to get sued for works like that.

 

So should I just quit?



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i'd keep going and just burn that particular bridge when you come to it.In regards to tumblr i've no idea what Hasbro do, they haven't stopped the Gamer Luna tumblr which more or less instantly sprung from Molestia's ashes.

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i'd keep going and just burn that particular bridge when you come to it.In regards to tumblr i've no idea what Hasbro do, they haven't stopped the Gamer Luna tumblr which more or less instantly sprung from Molestia's ashes.

 

Or they could just be unaware of it...

 

In the extremely unlikely chance that any of my fan material is found and flagged (none of it was that popular) as a violation of copyright, going up against a multi-million dollar corporation is pointless because they have more money for lawyers (and to throw at the judge).

 

So I would obviously have a lot more to lose if I didn't immediately terminate all projects and erase any evidence of their existence-even the name of this profile would probably fall into that category.

 

So I'm not sure it's worth the risk.

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