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May
12th
2018

A scheme for monetizing fanfiction website · 9:35pm May 12th, 2018

You want to read stories and you want to read good stories right?

Look at patreon. They harvest lots of small amounts of money and gives it to creators. It makes money by taking a percentage.

Fanfic is slightly different because it has a glut of creators. You cannot support all of them. In fact don't want to support most of them.

So we create groups. This group over here is the 50k+ words, high drama, hooves and horse pussy group. Known as the Triple H group. Interested readers can then volunteer to donate 5 dollars a month to this group.

Every month the Triple H group members can vote on the best story submitted to them. The winner will then receive the cash pay out as a prize for the best collection of horse words that meets all of those key aspects.

This would require that we have lots of groups and would lead to lots of relatively small monetary rewards.

The Forced Foalcon Family Fun group or 4F is probably illegal in most places and we can just black list that one right out of the gate.

Do you think this idea is good? Would you improve it in some way?

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Hmm problem is, at what point would hasbro C&D fimfiction for hosting such stuff? If the plan is to host it here instead of creating your own site or using google docs or something.

Especially if its adult content. Hasbro C&Ds non monetized content, why wouldnt it adult content that making money off of their ip.

4859086
Well you can't sell fanfiction, that's basically the rule.

Paying fanfiction authors is a slightly different legal kettle of fish.

4859093
You are still profiting from anothers intelectual property, doesnt need to be specifically "selling" it or if you even gain the money from it as even non profit project get c&d'd . Even patreon isnt "safe" when it comes to that as i know of a few cases where artists (not mlp ones though as far as i know) got their pages taken down by patreon because the ip holder requested it.

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Hasbro has been kind of cool with their 3rd party content creators.

I think contests are enough not like a normal business to pass muster.

This website taking in money to pay authors is going to be a bad plan. Worse so long as it supports and condones foalcon. Period, end of story. I'm actually very surprised someone hasn't gone to Hasbro with it yet.

4859496
True, money and foals do not mix. That could be a good excuse to do some spring cleaning.

But examples of Fanfiction Contests with cash rewards do exist. They are rare and have been surrounded with controversy. No legal action, though.

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What if the reward to the winning author isn't a monetary reward? What if it is a single book run of their work? Artists commissioned and printers paid and a completed book delivered to their home?

Well maybe not a single book run. High end contributers might get copies as well. The Fimfic gets a managerial fee and the excess money, it doesn't matter how much, gets shunted to a literacy based charity.

A lot of problems go away if you say you are a charitable organization.

Authors would be rewarded for excellence in a social and psychological manner but not strictly in a fiscal manner.

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Charity or not, it's a question of IP rights and fair use doctrine. Making money in fanwork is always a grey area that exists exactly as far as it is worth the costs to litigate. See Them Fighting Herds.

You and I both know foalcon is never going away here. It's long been obvious that someone in site administration is into it enough to keep it from sensible moderation.

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