Sep. 12th, 2002

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Someone please tell me I'm not the only one who isn't outraged about fanfiction.net banning NC-17 stories.

I got a personally directed e-mail from someone I've never heard of urging me to sign a petition to protest the new policy because "even if the site is horrible, it is a direct censorship of authors and the way they express themselves, which I know slash writers are fighting against constantly."

Censorship? How is this censorship? Censorship is an official restriction of expression. This is a privately run site. Whether or not you agree with their policies, they do have the right to create and change them at will. By all means, write to them to complain about how their change in policy will affect your life for the worse. If you've supported them monetarily, complain about the fact that you don't like what they're doing with your money. But for the love of the First Amendment, please don't try to tell me that a privately run site's decision about what you can post on their site is censorship.

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