Category Archives: fan fiction

IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

Second Breakout Session Copyright Fair Use Raw Materials and Creative Works Andrew Gilden Raw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this concept.  Noticeable differences—cases seem to … Continue reading

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Copyright Society: fan productions

Crowd-Sourced Editorial Content and Fan Productions [Note: this is accidentally on purpose the perfect encapsulation of the move to monetize fandom: Four dudes sitting on a panel and telling me the history of fan fiction.] Moderator: Jay Kogan, DC Entertainment … Continue reading

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Film on fandom’s future influcing copyright and politics

PBS Digital discusses the Future of Fandoms, with mentions of yours truly, including my recent article for a festschrift for Henry Jenkins, and the Organization for Transformative Works.  Worth watching just for the fan art on screen. http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

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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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