Category Archives: fanworks

AU IP/Gender conference (with a keynote from me)

Reimagining IP/Gender: The Next Ten Years of Feminist Engagement with Intellectual Property Law   Presented with the Women and the Law Program American University Washington College of Law February 27, 2015 For registration and more information.   At the 11th … Continue reading

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Public comments on proposed DMCA classes

Public comments on the proposed DMCA classes are up. I had the great privilege of working with EFF’s Corynne McSherry on the noncommercial remix exemption.  The comment of EFF and the Organization for Transformative works is here.  I believe we … 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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Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer

Organization for Transformative Works volunteer Casey Fiesler explains in Slate. http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

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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! http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

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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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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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Relevant to my interests: Jensen Ackles and the right of publicity

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jensen Ackles is a very attractive man.  So attractive that he tends to show up in a variety of advertising contexts that, I suspect, his agent does not know about.  Consider this example, … Continue reading

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