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Fan fiction and copyright : outsider works and intellectual property protection

Author: Aaron Schwabach
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fan fiction has long been a nearly invisible form of outsider art, but over the past decade it has grown exponentially in volume and in legal importance. Because of its nature, authorship, and underground status, fan fiction stands at an intersection of key issues regarding property, sexuality, and gender. In Fan Fiction and Copyright, author Aaron Schwabach examines various types of fan-created content and asks  Read more...
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Named Person: Frank Carlsen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Schwabach
ISBN: 9780754679035 0754679039 9780754697862 075469786X
OCLC Number: 692667027
Description: vi, 177 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The world of fan fiction --
The first question : are the underlying works or characters protected? --
The second question : if the underlying works or characters are protected, does the fan work infringe upon that protection? --
Three interests of the author in conflict with fanfic --
Fanfic, the new voyages.
Other Titles: Fanfiction and copyright
Responsibility: Aaron Schwabach.

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Fan fiction - stories and novels written by fans of existing characters, and shared mainly on the internet - has long been a nearly invisible form of outsider art. This book examines the various  Read more...

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'Aaron Schwabach takes readers from Aang to Zorro, exploring the intricacies of copyright in characters and the many ways in which fans respond creatively to existing works, using the characters and Read more...

 
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