Category Archives: fan fiction

OTW copyright consultation comments

The Organization for Transformative Works submits comments to the EC in response to its copyright consultation. http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

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Australian reform commission recommends fair use

Report here (pdf).  Discusses the three-step test, moral rights, and the superiority of fair use to revised fair dealing.  Of note: one reason to adopt fair use is that it provides greater protection for “musical compositions, new films, art works … Continue reading

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OTW participates in Copyright Week

Here we are talking about fair use! http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

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New piece: Henry Jenkins and fair use

I wrote a short piece for a festschrift on Henry Jenkins’ Textual Poachers.  I think it might have my best title since Rules of Engagement.  “I’m a Lawyer, Not an Ethnographer, Jim”: Textual Poachers and Fair Use. http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

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PTO/NTIA Green Paper public meeting agenda

To be held December 12.  Agenda available here in pdf.  I will be speaking on the panel on the legal framework for remixes, in particular from the perspective of creators of noncommercial transformative works. http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

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I’m at io9

I did Ask a Law Professor Your Questions about Fan Fiction and Mash-ups at io9 yesterday. http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

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PTO/NTIA comments: remix

Comments submitted to NTIA/PTO: I’m not going to cover all of them or the non-remix parts like the discussions of digital first sale.  For remix, along with the Organization for Transformative Works’ comment there are these:   ASCAP: Current doctrine is … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy covers fanworks

Foreign Policy asks: Why is the Chinese Internet obsessed with writing gay Sherlock Holmes fanfiction?I answer: because the Chinese are people?  People who sometimes go to jail for loving slash.  (Though a commenter claims that the problem was that the … Continue reading

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Organization for Transformative Works submits comments on remix to PTO/NTIA

Or, what I did while not on summer vacation.  An extended discussion of why transformative, noncommercial works and cultures are valuable and deserve legal protection in the copyright regime. Conclusion:  “However the copyright reform project proceeds, it is vital that … Continue reading

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Organization for Transformative Works: fundraising drive

The Organization for Transformative Works is having a fundraising drive!  Donations support our work protecting and preserving fannish cultures, including our work on the DMCA remix exemptions, our open access journal, one of Time’s top ten websites of the year, … Continue reading

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