Tag Archives: fan fiction

Documentary on transformative works in France

French transformative fandom and its perilous legal status: Emmanuelle Debats talks about her documentaries about French fandom.  Excerpts:   My first reaction to fanfiction was surprise and shock. I mean I had the basic French reaction: “How can someone write … Continue reading

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Organization for Transformative Works fundraising drive

Organization for Transformative Works membership drive: of possible interest to law-types in particular, we submitted over 100,000 words on 3 continents in 2015 in support of transformative noncommercial use.  (Wow.)  Please support the OTW with a donation! from Blogger http://ift.tt/1qvKCwS

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USPTO white paper on remix, first sale, and statutory damages

Here.  No love for an exception for noncommercial user-generated content (Canada’s YouTube exception), but at least some support for the viability and importance of fair use, including discussion of the OTW’s contributions.  What is a bit aggravating is the apparent … Continue reading

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Reading list: commercializing fanworks in the US and Japan

Nele Noppe, Mechanisms of control in online fanwork sales: A comparison of Kindle Worlds and Dlsite.com, 12 Participations 218, 231 (2015) (citations and footnote omitted):   This research also suggests that while the establishment of Kindle Worlds may have been … Continue reading

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Transformative work of the day, Star Wars (not extended) edition

Galactic History, or Galactic Folk Tale?, by Max Gladstone/Doctor Flox Beelthrak & Djane Lel (PS: Fantasy fans, check out Gladstone’s Craft series, where magic works like law, in that magicians are litigators and contract drafters, and loopholes can do you … Continue reading

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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)

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