January 22nd, 2017

running

Fanfic ethics about sharing stories

Is it morally okay to share someone else's stories without their consent, if you're unable to get in touch with the author? Should I continue to share a story that someone wants to read but is unable to get access to?

On Tumbler recently, someone asked about Raisa's follow up to one of my stories, Kiss and Tell. I know there has been interest in the past regarding Raisa's story and unable to contact the author (she's no longer involved in fandom), I recently took the decision to scan and share images of the pages from the fanzine for a fellow fan, though I was uncomfortable about doing so. So, should I continue to share and help a fellow fan, or should I respect another author's work?