I know through reading reviews left by several concritter members that using real people isn’t allowed due to lawsuits.
The gaggle of teen girls uploading One Direction FF stories is alarming. I know that OD is one of the areas that the fine members of CU target.
However, my question is this:
Why is it FF doesn’t get sued for using Meredith Grey’s character in a story or using another TV show character in a story?
When a movie is filmed, if an actor or actress makes a comment about another movie, the studio filming has to get permission to use their likeness.
Back to the Future III was an example I know of. When Marty gets into the time machine, the ravine on the edge of town was Clayton’s Ravine However at the end of the movie, it’s changed to Eastwood Ravine because Marty used Clint Eastwood’s name when he went back to the 1800s in the DeLorean. The producers of BTTF3 had to get permission from Mr. Eastwood to use his name in the film.
Another example would be Robin Williams’s character in Mrs. Doubtfire. He makes several references throughout the movie to Dances With Wolves as well as Barbara Striesand and I remember reading an interview with him about the movie that the production people were frantically trying to catch all the references he made in the movie so they could get permission to use them.
Even singers who mention someone or a movie in a song have to get permission.
So why is it FF doesn’t get sued for using a TV or movie character, but they could possibly get sued for using a famous celebrity or a band?
To me, it seems it’s the same thing. I don’t own One Direction nor do I own Grey’s Anatomy. I don’t know who owns OD but Shonda Rhimes owns GA and the characters within.
Do any of you have any thoughts as to why it’s okay for us to use their likeness?
Is it because our stories we write are not for profit? Is it because no one takes us seriously anyway?
I’d love to hear your opinions.
It must be so fun getting away with cursing when mommy’s not looking. I remember it well when I was younger how fun it was to say bad words with my friends and laugh because I had gotten away with it.Regarding the posts from supposed CU members. I have actually spoken with two members via private message and have been helping them. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? I was told by both members that the ones posing as CU members are not CU members. Both members I’ve spoken with are very helpful and not once showed the tiniest bit of attitude. I was very helpful with them and they in turn were helpful to me.
Also, keep in mind when you people post comments and claim to be someone you’re not, make sure your IP address is in the the country they live in. If someone lives in America yet their IP address is in Germany, just like the other five comments calling me a slut and hoping my kids die, it’s the same person.
But if it makes you feel warm and fuzzy at night knowing you called me a slut, whatever.
If you get a high out of threats of violence against children, whatever.
That being said, slut apparently is one of your favorite words to use. It’s kind of fun to say.
Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut. Slut.
Okay. That’s enough.
Really? Can you people not think of another word other than slut to use? Or is it just that much fun to say it or call some stranger on a message board a slut, knowing mommy and daddy will never find out.
I have to say this. You people keep telling me to grow up.
Yet you’re the ones coming to my blog to leave nasty comments wanting me to slit my children’s throats to spare them the misery of having me as a mother.
You’re the ones bothering me. Have I ever visited your forums? Have I ever trolled your forums? Do you see me on your forums calling you people slutbag whores? Do you see me telling you I’m going to gut your kids like a fish while you tie me down and rape me repeatedly?
No. You don’t.
You people call me a dirty whorebag slut tramp shitstained asswipe.
Again, do you see me on your forums calling you vulgar names?
No. You don’t.
As for the comment about me leaving an anonymous review on a CU member’s page: Go on. Keep spreading your lies.
I get that you don’t like this blog. Frankly, I don’t care. I don’t like a lot of stuff, but you know what? MOVE ON. I’m not taking it down.
Call me a slut. Threaten my kids. Say you’re going to rape me nine ways from Sunday while some big burly guy attacks my kids in the same way.
So keep trying to pretend you’re a CU member. I know you’re not. I know they’re not the ones calling me names. I’ve already settled that matter with conversations with two CU members who have verified it’s not one of their members harassing me. It’s either someone from Eliminator or LawlClan pretending to be CU members.
I guess they’re jealous of CU. They seem to be a lot more mature than any of the other groups.
Do I agree with the rule enforcement they do? No.
Do I like them now? Let’s say I respect them and leave it at that.
Do I agree with the way they handle the violators? Yes.
I’ve yet to see one nasty review left by a CU member, minus one review which a reader told me about but asked me not to publish it. It was a “sock” account and the (alleged) CU member created it specifically to harass an author who had been reviewed by two CU members (who left very nice, well written and signed reviews) and blocked everyone so they wouldn’t get a third. If I published the comment, you’d know who to attack and I promised I wouldn’t publish it even though I do have a screenie of it.
At least they don’t call people shit stained retard dumb slut ass wipes and threaten children.
So to any CU members reading this and I know there are a few: You have my respect.
When you trolls threaten my kids and call me a slut?
Courtesy of a reader submission, I got this:
Don’t like it much when someone treats you like you treated me, huh?
Add this Citrus person to your block list!
Since you obviously have no clue how to use a dictionary, I used it for you:
Screen shots from my email about the previous post.
Above is from a comment I didn’t approve.
This one is from the previous post.
Then again, why do I even bother? Even with the proof, you people will still send me half a dozen comments calling me a lying slut and yeah, I’ll delete all of them.
I post them edited. You people call me a lying slut.
I post them unedited. You people still call me a lying slut.
And you think I’m bipolar…
Do the world a favor. Go to dictionary.com and look up the meaning of the word slut. You people clearly don’t know what it means.
From the page where I can review or delete comments:
I left this one unedited.
Please. Don’t think that highly of yourself. You’re the ones harassing me. Not the other way around.
I delete the comments because I can. Don’t like it? Stop commenting.
I tell people to block you because FanFiction is supposed to be fun. No one takes it serious but you people. No one should have to endure the abuse I have as well as countless others. If my block lists help one person avoid abuse then I’ve done my job.
And yes I know that blocking doesn’t mean someone can’t report the story. It just keeps the abuse and name calling at bay. Some critics you are.
To my American readers: Happy Thanksgiving. I hope it was a good day for you all. 🙂