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CDO Cease and Desist OrderWhat a fanfiction author or, more likely, the authorís website hosts or ISP get when J Michael Straczynski or Warner Brothers think a fic has stepped over the line into plagiarism. A CDO is an order to remove a fanfic story from the web or face legal action. Since JMS is generally accepting when it comes to fanfic most writers probably won't ever see one, but writers have to be careful that they don't mix their writing in with his. An original fic is OK, but lifting blocks of JMS's text and dropping it into a fanfic story isn't. See 'Copyrights', Trademarks', 'Fair Use', 'Berne Convention'.

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