Fan Fiction and Copyright

Fan Fiction and Copyright

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This book examines three categories of disputes between authors and their fans: the fans' use of copyrighted characters, online publication of fiction resembling copyright work, and in the case of J.K. Rowling and a fansite webmaster, a dispute over the compiling of a reference work detailing an author's fictional universe. Discussing fan works from a number of countries including the United States, Brazil, China, India and Russia, Fan Fiction and Copyright advances the understanding of fan fiction as transformative use and points the way toward a qsafe harbourq for fan fiction.Other fan works are sillier, such as the Potter Puppet Pals puppet skit a€œThe Mysterious Ticking Noise.a€32 In the skit, Hogwarts Professor ... The noise turns out to be a bomb, which explodes, blowing the puppets to shreds. Lord Voldemort thenanbsp;...

Title:Fan Fiction and Copyright
Author:Professor Aaron Schwabach
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-02-28


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