Despite their highly anti-IP attitude, the Ministry of Fandom does believe that people who create something are entitled to fair compensation for their efforts for a limited time as all IP laws are meant to be and that all sources of a creative work if applicable are properly cited.
Their public facing side provides advice on how to improve IP laws to be fair. They assist in copyright registration and will provide help during the registration filing process when filling out the red tape. Their economists provide advice on how long terms of protection should be to ensure that authors can obtain the optimum amount of compensation in the most reasonable amount of time to ensure a stable income.
The Ministry also has a very low tolerance for commercial copyright infringement, that is selling verbatim or nearly verbatim copies of a protected work without permission. Should unauthorized copies or bootlegs be discovered being sold, the Ministry will assist the author in question to resolve the situation.
As for infringement without any monetary gain, they see no harm in this unless it clearly starts jeopardizing the author's livelihood. As the Ministry also has a mission to ensure authors can continue to create more works. When an IP is due to enter the public domain, the Ministry will assist the author in preparing the work for transition.
The Ministry of Fandom hates plagiarism with a passion. They believe all authors deserve some attribution or citation when their work is used in a new work. The Ministry in that note will offer a free plagiarism check for all creative works and automatically provide the proper citations.
The Ministry of Fandom maintains an advanced web-crawler for archiving purposes. All creative works are archived in secure offsite data centers and vaults for the purposes of historical record keeping.
For those who are in the camps, it is made clear they have the power to determine the date of their own release. All they need to do is prove that they are reeducated and then do their one year.
All reeducation camps must adhere to a strict minimum standard of living conditions. All prisoners are to be given access to clean food and water. Sanitation must be maintained. Proper medical care must be provided. Protection from the elements is mandatory and acts of torture or other forms on inhumane treatment are strictly prohibited. Among other things. Annual as well as random inspections of each camp are conducted to ensure compliance. Enforcement is taken seriously. Camps found to be non-compliant are given a warning. Repeat offending camps are shut down and prisoners transferred to other ones in compliance.
When you are under siege, you have nothing but time. But the abundance of time is just as much of a weight as the enemy outside the gates. It is time for the Citadel to develop a creative Stimulus Package to support the Strolenati during this unique time. After no deliberation and no votes, the following will be the procedures followed through the the Citadel Stimulus Quest. (Subject to change, amendment, and adjustment as needed.)
- Every Monday a minimum influx of $40 will be added to the Stimulus Package to keep the Creative Citadel Economy out of a Recession.
- The Stimulus Package will accumulate $40 weekly until there are 5 unique author submissions.
- Authors can write as many submissions as they like and each will be considered on their own merits.
- On the Sunday after the 5 author requirement is met, the 5+ submissions by 5+ authors will be weighed and measured by the Strolenati.
- Whomever is determined as the winner(s) will receive funds (as determined by the Strolenati) that have collected in the Stimulus Package.
- On Monday, if winners were awarded, the Stimulus Package will be re-established at $40 and the quest will restart.
- The quest will continue in this cycle until such a time that the Strolenati Council has deemed the siege over.
Current Stimulus Package: $40 Next Update: Jul 13 Contributors: Strolen, Murometz
Round 1 completed May 10: 7 Weeks - $280 in Stimulus reserves. Since it was the first round, and the amount was enough to pass around, we decided everyone who took the time deserved something. So sayeth the Strolenati.
Round 2 completed July 6: 8 Weeks - $340 in Stimulus reserves. Incresed funding and a stabilized creative force has allowed some increases in most awards. So sayeth the Strolenati.
|Round 1||Round 2|
|1. Scrasamax - $115|
2. Ted - $75
3. manfred - $50
4. Siren no Orakio - $20
5. valadaar - $10
6. Aramax - $10
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Continued fleshing out of your world, nice. I think you glazed over the imprisoning of plagiarism culprits a little too much. You were basically discussing copyright and suddenly people are in reeducation camps. I find that interesting. How do they catch them? Who does? At what point do they decide that using copyright goods start having an effect on the author and they need to go to camp? Rather big bit of stuff I am missing. Or maybe missing a link to another sub?