As many of your know, Uncle George is nice enough to let us play with his toys and his universe by letting us take his creation and write our own stories using his characters, creatures, ships, and settings. He has thus far tolerated fan fiction, and for that I am grateful. Thus far, in the Star Wars fandom, it is acceptable to write fan fiction and make it available to others via means of websites but it is not acceptable to make a profit off of this fan fiction. Anyone that does is liable to being sued. That being said, someone has gone and published her own fan fiction and has made it available for purchase in the form of a book. Why someone would chose to publish her own piece of [link=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1933456027/103-1117709-8652630]Star Wars Fan Fiction[/link] and sell it on Amazon.com is beyond all comprehension for me. From other sites I have learned that she has published this work of fiction already in pdf form on her website and it?s available for download. This artist crossed the line when she put her book up for sale on amazon.com, and I fear the repercussions that it might have for fan fiction. Lucas has allowed us to write our own stories using his original material, but at any moment he could decide that he no longer likes this option because it tarnishes or waters down his creation. (Anne Rice has done this already; she won?t allow fan fiction to be written involving her characters.) Frankly, this worries me because Lucas could decide that because of the action of one person, he won?t allow fan fiction at all. I would hate to see that happen. As for discussion on this topic, please only rant a little about the actions of this woman. Let?s keep the discussion to what is acceptable and what is not in regards to copyright. Are there any means that we fan fiction writers need to employ to help us avoid being shut down?