"For works over 10,000 words, the fanfic author gets a 35% cut. For shorter works, it's 20%. *snip* The "ownership" of the new work belongs to Amazon, as you're basically signing a publishing agreement with Amazon, who then controls the work."
So, Amazon are going from distributor to gatekeeper with the same tricks of not giving the creator of the work the majority of profits from sales while keeping control of the work for themselves?
I am unsure about this. A 'subscription' model for crowd funding 'ongoing production' doesn't sound like the kind of thing I would be interested in. I would much prefer to look at each project on merit and then decide if it is something I want to contribute to and how much I want to contribute.
"Perhaps instead of trying to delete the past, society as a whole will become a lot more accepting of the fact that kids do stupid things when they're young."
I would hope that intelligent people would be aware of this and take it into consideration. We have all done things that we are not proud of but those things make up who we are today. Every human being makes mistakes (that is just human nature), but it takes a truly remarkable human being to learn and grow from those mistakes.