Practice and praxis

The general fandom practice, or let me call it praxis for the sake of this post’s clever title, is that the labor provided–and it is indeed labor–is free. That’s largely because profiting off one’s fan works is exactly what used to send the legal team down on scared teenagers Way Back in the Day, shuttering websites and listservs without warning or remorse, and generally sending fans to ground to share what unorthodox things that sanctioned industry forums wouldn’t print. 

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