Category Archives: fan fiction

New book chapter on young women and transformative works

Busy week, part N: I have a new chapter, Transformative Works: Young Women’s Voices on Fandom and Fair Use, with Betsy Rosenblatt in a book edited by Jane Bailey and Valerie Steeves from U Ottawa Press, eGirls, eCitizens, available as … Continue reading

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Transformative work of the day, Star Wars edition (expanded universe)

Courtesy of The Toast.

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AU IP/Gender Panel II: Documenting Communities of Practice

Moderator – Meredith Jacob, American University Washington College of Law   Jhessica Reia, Center for Technology and Society at Fundacao Getulio Vargas (CTS-FGV) – DIY or Die! Gender and Creation in Marginal Music Production   Straight edge movement in Brazil: … Continue reading

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Book chapter on resisting gendered concepts of creativity

Rebecca Tushnet, The Romantic Author and the Romance Writer: Resisting Gendered Concepts of Creativity, in DIVERSITY IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, (Irene Calboli & Srividhya Ragavan eds., Cambridge Univ. Press, forthcoming 2015). Abstract: Dominant narratives of creativity regularly expect female-associated forms of … Continue reading

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Organization for Transformative Works fundraising drive

Fandom makes wonderful things!  Help support our commitment to preserving and protecting noncommercial transformative works, including our forthcoming work on renewing the DMCA exemption for vidders!

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Redefining fan fiction down

Neal Pollack’s article defending Amazon has many points of interest.  The only one I’ll engage with is that, contrary to the marketing, Amazon is still seeding Kindle Worlds with pro authors under contract–and apparently given advances as well as editorial … Continue reading

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Kindle Worlds and fans

Jeff John Roberts has a piece up at Gigaom about the article I presented at IPSC, with the news hook being Kindle Worlds versus traditional noncommercial fan fiction.  The title calls Kindle Worlds a “bust” for fans; I don’t think … Continue reading

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