The fanfiction.net songfic petition sign now

To the owners and operators of Fanfiction.net (http://www.fanfiction.net):







Recently, you stated on your site that:







"FanFiction.Net would like to address a growing problem. For whatever reason, some writers feel it's okay to copy-n-paste musical lyrics they have not written into their fiction. If you did not write it, do not post it. This has always been our policy. Please remove these entries immediately to avoid account closure."







So lets work through this. you're now banning songfics. Oh well done. I wonder if it has come to your attention (since you will no doubt disregard the miriad emails you will receive) that the majority of users on your site have at least one songfic on their profile? In many cases, the ONLY fics people have on their accounts are songfics!







The fanfiction.net catchphrase is "Unleash your imagination and free your soul." Songfics allow people to do this. by installing this rule you're going against your own statement.







We cordially ask that you recall this foolish rule, before you start driving away both your own traffic and potential users.







sincerely, the users of fanfiction.net.

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  • 19 December 201550. Rialisis Phelps
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  • 19 December 201549. Kizzy Theanimeg
    This really is not fair
  • 28 November 201548. Kristen Kristilef
    WHAT!?! When did this happen? The first thing I ever posted was a songfic! Are you gonna start banning poetry too? Every single author always gives credit where credit is due! No one that I've ever met on the site EVER claimed any work as their own, unles
  • 10 November 201547. Lovingmemory Davenport
    I support this petition
  • 25 October 201546. Angel S
    Banning songfics goes against the fanfiction.net motto, as said in this petition, if people can't "unlease their imagination" their way (legally of course, most people do) then why would they want to put their stories up on this website? And many authors
  • 18 October 201545. Lizzie Pollard
    I support this petition
  • 24 September 201544. Aislin Kagenoaislinofthes
    I am a firm believer in songfics. I don't see why they shouldn't be allowed. It's not as though we're claiming the songs as our own - responsibe writers put disclaimers and give credit to the artists. If FF.net has trusted us with storied riddled with cop
  • 09 September 201543. Picos Burnett
    Long live songfics!
  • 23 August 201542. Elizabeth C
    While I don't write any songfics, nor read them too much, I think these bans that are being put up are incredibly stupid. As I'm sure others have said, you shouldn't use your catchphrase, "Unleash you imagination and free your soul!" if you are going to p
  • 15 June 201541. Dimitri P
    I don't write pure songfics but I like e'm!
  • 13 May 201540. Nicola G
    Honestly, what on earth has happened to Fanfiction.Net? When I first joined, it seemed like a really cool place. Then the restrictions started building up. And up. And up. I stopped going there because I became so frustrated with that. And now I find that
  • 09 April 201539. Ana N
    I agree with this petition.
  • 01 April 201538. Carrie Grimes
    What's the difference between me using Theresa/Fox and giving credit to NBC and using "As Long As You Love Me" and giving credit to the Backstreet Boys?
  • 04 February 201537. Tameranianraven Brandt
    That is not fair to ban songfics! They may be copyrighted, but so are the characters we use in our stories! That is why it is called "Fanfiction"!
  • 24 December 201436. Andy K
    As many other people have said, if this is due to some sort of copyright issue, why is it we can write fanfiction at all? As long as people give credit to the original source, why is it such a big deal? Come on, think how many writers and readers you're g
  • 22 December 201435. Ashley Q
    I support this petition
  • 09 November 201434. Val Benton
    -Le Gasp- I don't know if I have one because I used to work them into chapters,, and I have so many.. -sob-
  • 05 October 201433. Koree Hanna
    I've completely stopped visiting FFN for the fact that it's been going down the crapper since you installed the last ridiculous rule (Banning NC-17's and chasing away half of the literate authors). Why don't you guys stop wasting your, and our time and ju
  • 03 October 201432. Chris S
    I support this petition
  • 12 August 201431. Storm Mathis
    This is such a stupid rule, LETS STAND UP AND SAY OUR RIGHTS! FREEDOM OF SPEECH!..XD
  • 10 August 201430. Mirea Cardenas
    If the author credits the singer, there is no reason they should not be able to use the lyrics. If we use this same logic as to why soongfics were blocked, then all fanfiction might as well be blocked. After all, we did not create the characters we are wr
  • 07 August 201429. Catie Faulkner
    I support this petition
  • 05 August 201428. Coat Rodriguez
    I support this petition
  • 08 July 201427. Kagirinaku Matthews
    I think it's horrible all the restrictions that FFN seem to be imposing on us all lately. When will the hypocrisy stop? I'm not sure if I feel at all free to be creative and use my imagination when there are limits to how I can use them.
  • 03 July 201426. Natalia Bennett
    I do feels it's okay cause sometimes it takes forever !!! to come up with orginal lyrics and i am now working on a fic that needs song lyrics from linkin park nickleback etc.
  • 03 June 201425. Betsy H
    please allow songfics again because you really are going against your own statement. It really sucks that there are no more songifcs allowed.
  • 29 May 201424. Lily Figueroa
    No offense you guys, but this is dumb. What's the difference between me using a Tim McGraw song and giving him credit, and then using Harry potter and giving JK Rowling credit? There is none. If you're gonna do this, then you may as well close down the en

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