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paraka ([personal profile] paraka) wrote in [community profile] podficmeta2010-08-20 11:28 am

Author Permission Question

So I'm contemplating a podficing project of reading a bunch of drabbles from a kink meme. However, due to the nature of kink memes all of the fics are posted anonymously.

What are people's opinions on getting author permission, if the fic is posted anonymously?

Not only will I not know if whomever answers my request for permission is the real author, some authors might not be tracking comments to the ficlets so they may never see it. My impulse is to just go ahead without author's permission but, well, it's such a touchy subject.
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[personal profile] anatsuno 2010-08-20 06:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Personally I think that people participating in kink memes in this way are taking that chance and that they should be (and probably are) aware of it. If you want to be cautious and super considerate, imo you can try to locate the delicious account or tag being used to tag the kink meme (I've been told every meme has one?), and then use that info - if possible at all - to see if the author has reposted the same ficlet on their own journal / claimed it in any way. But it would be an arduous and uncertain process of comparing meta-data from delicious tagging (who bookmarked the fill, did any of these people repost it, etc) - I would probably not bother if I was you.

But then, I have been called rude on occasion. I just tend to think that there are certain drawbacks to anonymity, and this is one of them: relinquishing a certain amount of authorial control that's otherwise considered 'normal' around our communities.
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[personal profile] zvi 2010-08-20 07:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I tend to think that, considering what we do to TPTB, permissions between ourselves are a little silly. OTOH, a lot of people like it or expect it, and I'm not 100% sure where you fall on that.

If you would normally feel like permission should be obtained, I suggest that you might be able to helpfully thread the needle by asking permission from the administrators of the meme, or at least asking them to post an announcement about what you are planning to do to the meme.
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[personal profile] dodificus 2010-08-20 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
My feelings about permission have undergone a shift lately and I'm coming down on the side of the reader now. If there's no way you can get permission, *especially* when it's anon, then I say go for it.

I guess the part that I *am* questioning is do we (as readers) need to acknowledge that lack of permission in the podfic post? I think I'm going to have a similar non permission issue soon and I'm of two minds about whether I should explicitly mention it or not.
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[personal profile] dodificus 2010-08-23 09:03 am (UTC)(link)
Which is maybe a little dishonest of me towards the archive but there you go (and it still leaves the archive with plausible deniability).

Your plan, I likes it.
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[personal profile] cybel 2010-08-28 04:27 pm (UTC)(link)
As a geriatric fan myself, I think it would be a tragedy to lose potential podfics of works by fans who have died and therefore can no longer give permission. If it were you, wouldn't you want your work to live on, to get a new lease on life, as it were?
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[personal profile] mific 2010-08-21 09:00 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, go for it. They posted anonymously so I reckon that opens it up.
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[personal profile] sothcweden 2010-08-22 11:45 pm (UTC)(link)
My thinking is that if a story is posted anonymously, there's no need to ask for permission. The author is the one who chose not to sign the work.
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[personal profile] kaizoku 2010-08-23 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
There's an Old Spice kink meme? As in, inspired by the fabulous Isaiah Mustafa ads?
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[personal profile] kaizoku 2010-08-23 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)

I will watch out for the podfic anthology. Um, if you want another male voice on it, I could possibly help out.