Prosecraft was a useful site for wanna-be fiction writers. It violated no copyright rules and did nothing that should have upset authors whose works were included in the site’s library. For several years, nobody gave it a second thought. But as AI has raised worries among creatives, some authors jerked their knees and demanded their works be removed. The loss of Prosecraft is bad enough. The chilling effect could be worse. In this short midweek episode, Neville and Shel discuss the potential consequences of AI panic.
The next monthly, long-form episode of FIR will drop on Monday, August 21.
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Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.
You can find the stories from which Shel’s FIR content is selected at Shel’s Link Blog. Shel has started a metaverse-focused Flipboard magazine. You can catch up with both co-hosts on Neville’s blog and Shel’s blog. Neville’s Asides blog is also available.
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