Recently I've heard stirrings from the fanfic communities about possible trouble ahead. Mainly it stems from the newly opened FanLib.com and its very dubious practices with regards to fanfic authors. After doing some research however, I realized the problem goes much deeper than them. From what I can tell, copyright infringement is becoming more and more of a serious crime, to the point where even minor offenses, or even an alleged attempt, could land you in a heap of trouble. Fanfics have always been a touchy issue, but now it seems like things might be getting worse for everyone very soon. It has me more than a little nervous, to say the least. I don't think it's a stretch to say you guys on this board, and indeed this site, probably know better than the rest of us. So, I ask you, are fanfic writers in danger of reprisal from the courts anytime soon? I don't mean the usual threat of getting Cease and Desist letters, but a real risk of suffering some grave consequences for writing fanfics. I realize this may be a silly question to ask on a board full of life and activity. However, as a fanfic writer myself, this has given me cause to hesitate about continuing my stories. It's funny, as if I didn't have enough to keep me from updating, now I have to worry about my own hobby being turned against me. I don't post on this site, but I do post on several different sites, and a few of those are Star Wars stories. Is there cause for concern? Should we just continue writing until when or if we finally get the notice that it's now allowed anymore, period?