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  • OTW Fannews: Fanfiction, where can you find it?

    Claudia Rebaza on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 - 5:07pm
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    • College newspapers are a constant source of stories on fanfiction, but The Varsity tried to take a more comprehensive look at the practice, noting that "fan fiction predates the Internet. In fact, amateur press associations, which first flourished in the early decades of the 20th century, provided a way for aspiring writers to put together and share their own magazines and works of fiction. A distribution manager or official editor would collect the magazines and letter publications and send them to other members of the association. In the 1930s, fans of science fiction magazines printed their own mimeographed or hectographed works which contained their own reviews, printed fiction, and even art."
    • Meanwhile The Londonist decided to write fanfiction as a review of a play that was itself RPF. The play takes the real-life inspirations for Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan and has them meet "at a bookshop in the 1930s...An American playwright, John Logan, takes this meeting as his inspiration; the ensuing 90-minutes muse on the nature of childhood, the draw of fantasy, memory, loss, celebrity and several other things besides." The review is in the style of J.M. Barrie writing to Arthur Llewelyn Davies about the play he's just seen.
    • Speaking of RPF, it isn't just AUs and canon fiction rewrites that are getting published these days. In an interview about her book, Tell Me You Want Me, writer Amelia James is open about her inspiration for the novel. "I had lots of downtime to daydream with Eliot in the center of all my fantasies. I had to know more about him, so I read Christian Kane's bio and dusted off my Angel DVDs...I started a short story about a cocky college quarterback with a smile like an angel and deep blue eyes that promised sin: Austin Sinclair. But long hair just didn't work on him. I couldn't picture it, so I gave him a best friend, Jack Wheeler. Jack became everything I'd imagined about Eliot — a tormented past, a wounded heart and long dark hair a woman could get tangled up in."
    • Unfortunately all the coverage of a fanfiction reference on The Good Wife seemed to play into the show's framing of fanfiction writing as something unusual and unknown. Instead it's something that shows up in the general media all the time, and is connected to just about anything.

    If you have your own take on all the places fanfiction can be found, write an entry in Fanlore! Contributions are welcome from all fans.

    We want your suggestions! If you know of an essay, video, article, podcast, or link you think we should know about, comment on the most recent OTW Fannews post. Links are welcome in all languages! Submitting a link doesn't guarantee that it will be included in a roundup post, and inclusion of a link doesn't mean that it is endorsed by the OTW.

  • OTW Fannews: What fanworks do

    Claudia Rebaza on Friday, 19 April 2013 - 6:52pm
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    • Spectacle: The Music Video is "the first museum exhibition to celebrate the art and history of the music video...the exhibition reveals the enormous influence music videos have had on contemporary culture over the past 35 years." Included in the exhibition are fan videos -- Killa and T. Jonesy's vid "Closer" and Luminosity's vid "Vogue". The exhibit opened on April 2 at the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC and continues until June 16.
    • Former OTW Board member Francesca Coppa's Transmedia vs Fan Media presentation was live blogged and made available on Swarthmore University's website. "Coppa shifts to discussing vidding, the making of fan music videos out of television or film clips. Vids translate “from narrative to poetry.” Vids are lyrical and emotion-driven rather than plot-driven works...Coppa asks the audience to take a few notes while she shows a series of Harry Potter vids, paying special attention to narrative structure, color manipulation, timing and editing, and song choice. Everything in vids is intentional."
    • One advantage of fanart is the way it can cross language barriers to spread fandom joy. Aja Romano wrote about a fanart challenge that began in Japanese-language Sherlock fandom and spread on Tumblr to its English-language counterpart. "Taken together, the works of fanart from 101 Japanese-language artists form a meme collage...Though each one is using the same basic body pose and layout, when viewed closer, they're all different." The meme has since spread to other fandoms.
    • Wired wrote about charity fundraisers in a variety of fandoms. "Here’s the thing about geeks...more than just about anyone, we’ve figured out how to digitally connect with each other, and how to use the internet as an extension of ourselves. Yes, some of our time will always be spent arguing over whether Matt Smith or David Tennant is the better Doctor — but that same passion, interconnectivity, and OCD-ness can be used for good. The trick is to keep that in mind — even when somebody’s totally wrong about Doctor Who — and see what else we can accomplish."

    If you have your own fandom activities to talk about, write an entry in Fanlore! Contributions are welcome from all fans.

    We want your suggestions! If you know of an essay, video, article, podcast, or link you think we should know about, comment on the most recent OTW Fannews post. Links are welcome in all languages! Submitting a link doesn't guarantee that it will be included in a roundup post, and inclusion of a link doesn't mean that it is endorsed by the OTW.

  • OTW Fannews: Fair Use and the Modern Fan

    Claudia Rebaza on Monday, 15 April 2013 - 6:55pm
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    • On the Media aired an episode on the Past, Present and Future of Ownership, which included a number of good stories, including discussion of the art piece 'DRM Chair' "that collapses after just eight uses." Host Brooke Gladstone concluded with an observation on the origins of the word 'property.' "Eight hundred years ago or so, property’s meaning was pretty much related to the essential nature of something, as in it’s the property of water to conform to the shape of the vessel it’s in. The fact is property didn’t come to mean possession until the 17th century...Now our world runs on property...Once we dwelled in a brick-and-mortar world. Now, as poet Kenneth Goldsmith observed, we swim in a digital ocean. The only certainty is that in such a fluid situation, 20 years hence, property will not mean what it means today." (Transcripts available)
    • Among the people interviewed in the episode was OTW Legal Committee member, Rebecca Tushnet about the legal aspects of fanfiction. "There are such things as commercial fair uses. When 'The Daily Show' runs clips from the news and comments on them, that's fair use. And it's possible to have fictional fair uses, as well. However, the bar is higher and it really would be a case-by-case determination. For example there is a preacher who wrote a version of Harry Potter in which Harry Potter came to Jesus and renounced magic because it was evil. Whether or not that's good, it clearly does have a critical message that comments on the original and is something that would never be part of the original. And that makes it have a good case for fair use, even if he then solicits donations or even sells it for a buck." (Transcript available)
    • Another piece about fanfiction was posted on the site by Laura Mayer, discussing how it can emerge from episode recaps of reality shows. "Hype has been swirling around fan fiction for the past few months – the idea of hoards of super-fans, sitting in their homes, solitarily fleshing out the world and the characters from their beloved fiction. But it’s not just pure fiction that gets this treatment. Since there’s so much reality television on the dial, reality TV has been getting the fan fiction treatment, too." However, her examples all come from media sources, entirely ignoring the very long history of RPF. "This isn’t a new thing. Back in the days of 2010, Richard Lawson became the father of reality television fan fiction. While at Gawker he wrote recap upon recap of the Real Housewives of New York. Each post covered the basic details of the episode, sure. But what made these recaps so readable was the fantastical, borderline science-fiction, turns they took."

    If you have your own RPF fandom tales to tell, write about them in Fanlore! Contributions are welcome from all fans.

    We want your suggestions! If you know of an essay, video, article, podcast, or link you think we should know about, comment on the most recent OTW Fannews post. Links are welcome in all languages! Submitting a link doesn't guarantee that it will be included in a roundup post, and inclusion of a link doesn't mean that it is endorsed by the OTW.

  • OTW Fannews: Fandom ignited

    Claudia Rebaza on Saturday, 13 April 2013 - 6:06pm
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    • The Japan Times talked about the anime industry catching up to the online revolution. "Today the despised former pirates at Crunchyroll.com — a now-legal multilingual Web portal for non-Japanese anime fans — are leading an industry revolution in content delivery and distribution, and Japanese producers are following their lead. Heavyweight veterans such as Toei, Bandai, Sunrise and others are scrambling to preview and offer their titles internationally via streaming sites like YouTube, Hulu, Niconico and Netflix. A new producer-collaborative streaming anime site, Daisuki, sponsored in part by one of the world’s largest advertising agencies, Dentsu, goes live in April. And a Japan-based site for videos about Japanese pop culture called Waoryu debuted last month."
    • Stephanie Mlot claimed in PC Magazine that 2013 Is the Best Time To Be a Fangirl. Discussing the record breaking fundraising success for a Veronica Mars movie, Mlot discussed statistics. "This month's SXSW boasted 31 Kickstarter-backed movies, and Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler said this week that 10 percent of the films that debuted at Sundance raised money on the site...The letter-writing campaigns of yore have given way to Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, and Kickstarter movements, taking 'power to the people' to a more sophisticated, and often more effective level. Still, it's unlikely that crowd-funded entertainment will become the new normal. Hollywood can't, and won't, subside on scraps from even the wealthiest of adoring fans," in part because the costs for the typical film or television series are so high.
    • Her Universe, a creator of fannish women's apparel, has begun a Year of the Fangirl promotion, featuring women telling their fannish stories after being nominated by other fans. One of them, Tricia Barr, advised fans to find their voices. "I always believed women would come into our own in fandom. Powered by a surge of female fans coming to the fore, a female-led action movie ruled at the box office and the range of stories with strong female characters is becoming almost limitless in books, comics, movies, and television. Doors are opening for women specifically because they are fangirls...Voice your opinions, hopes, or desires about the stories that you feel passionate about. Respect that every other fan – including the ones creating those stories – brings their own unique perspective."

    If you have your own fannish history to share, write about it on Fanlore! Contributions are welcome from all fans.

    We want your suggestions! If you know of an essay, video, article, podcast, or link you think we should know about, comment on the most recent OTW Fannews post. Links are welcome in all languages! Submitting a link doesn't guarantee that it will be included in a roundup post, and inclusion of a link doesn't mean that it is endorsed by the OTW.

  • The OTW's 2012 Community Survey report is now available

    Claudia Rebaza on Sunday, 31 March 2013 - 5:23pm
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    Last year the OTW ran a large survey to collect information from its user community about their use of our projects and awareness of our activities. There were 5,895 people who answered. Some early results were reported in the Survey Sunday posts on OTW News.

    A report of all the survey results is now complete and is available as a single report (5.65 MB PDF). Given that the survey contained 89 questions and all questions have one or more graphs, this is a long document (183 pages in all). However, it is broken down into sections for the various projects and also includes a cross-tabulated section. We hope it will make for an interesting read!

    For those who are interested, here is a look at the table of contents:

    About the Survey
    Locations and Languages
    Fannish Locations and Activities
    Archive of Our Own
    Fanlore
    Fan Video and Multimedia Projects
    Transformative Works and Cultures
    Legal Advocacy
    Open Doors
    OTW Membership
    OTW Awareness
    OTW Website
    Open-Ended Response
    Cross-Tabulated Responses
    Conclusion

    You can also find a complete list of the survey questions here.

  • OTW Fannews: Fanfiction's here to stay for everyone

    Claudia Rebaza on Saturday, 30 March 2013 - 12:04am
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    • The past months have produced a rash of discussions on fanfic ranging from the critical to the deeply personal. The Telegraph kicked this off with a complaint about derivative works. "To take entirely against fan fiction is pointless, not least because it’s clearly here to stay...Nor is being derivative necessarily a sin – after all, the writer who tries to create work from inside an influence-free vacuum would probably never type a single word." However, using someone else's building blocks and using only those blocks are "the difference between writing that pays homage to another’s work, and writing that robs that work wholesale of plot, theme and characters."
    • A good example of how fanfiction is "clearly here to stay" appeared on the posting boards of Shadow Era where an official policy was posted. "Time and time again references are made of fears that you will be somehow punished for the writing of Fan-Fiction. Often we've been asked to reveal the 'Official Stance' on these works, so here it is: We love it. Fan-Fiction is created when members of a community love the game, and that's what we see in these creations...For that reason, we've reached out to a website specializing in this specific genre. Fanfiction.Net now list Shadow Era as an actual category...so anything you create can be viewed by more people than ever!"
    • The London Review of Books had an ambivalent view from a fanfic reader. "The first time I told anyone I read fan fiction was just a few months ago. My roommate’s response was: ‘So? I do too.’ I kept my habit a secret for so long because it seemed immature and embarrassing. But by the time I told her I had stopped spending so much time online. I got bored with having to scroll through tens of misspelled summaries to find just one story that sounded appealing." But it seems she has a way to go yet before putting fanfic behind her. "During those years, every attempt to curb my obsession failed, and even now, although my accounts have gone untended and my email updates have been halted, I still can’t quite give it up...Every so often, I spend some time browsing in new, different fandoms, changing the preferences one by one and then scrolling down to the white space at the end of the page. I am not sure what I am looking for."
    • Another writer was clearer about her motivations and more reflective about fannish culture. "When I decided on an academic career I stopped writing fiction altogether, so by the time I found fanfiction I hadn’t written any fiction in about five or six years...I really shouldn’t have ever stopped. The passion was draining out of me for academia, but it was rushing back in when it came to fiction." Regarding slash, she had more to relate than a sheepish attraction. "Our culture has learned lies about women’s sexuality from actual porn and men expect women to act it out as if it’s real. So if erotic fanfiction makes men uncomfortable, I say, so be it. They should learn to cope. Girls have their own sexual imaginations and their own pleasures, so I think it’s perfectly fine for them to have it. Fanfiction communities that centre on slash and erotica, or even 'porn', are self-catering in that regard. It’s mostly women fueling the emotional and sexual imaginations of other women. Are we going to be prudes about this and get upset about it? Think it shouldn’t happen? In a world where women’s sexuality is still defined by images created by and for men?"

    What milestones exist in your own fanfiction history? Put them in Fanlore! Contributions are welcome from all fans.

    We want your suggestions! If you know of an essay, video, article, podcast, or link you think we should know about, comment on the most recent OTW Fannews post. Links are welcome in all languages! Submitting a link doesn't guarantee that it will be included in a roundup post, and inclusion of a link doesn't mean that it is endorsed by the OTW.

  • OTW Fannews: Fandom's role in creation

    Claudia Rebaza on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 - 12:31am
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    • At Slate, Tammy Oler lauds writer Hugh Howey's approach to dealing with fans in a piece discussing the success of his self-published sci-fi novel. "Most intriguingly, Howey has encouraged readers who want to develop their own Wool stories to self-publish and sell their works. In an interview, I asked Howey about why he’s not just encouraging fan fiction but actually endorsing it. 'There’s room for readers to become writers and play in this world,' he said. 'I view fan fiction as the opportunity to teach readers how much joy there is in creating worlds instead of just living in them.' Right now—much to Simon and Schuster’s chagrin, one has to imagine—the first two of what are sure to be many Wool-related fan fiction stories are available for sale on Amazon."
    • BookRiot hosted a guest piece by writer Jill Guccini who pondered how to evaluate professional/fan collaborations. "So here’s the question: Is this unbelievably cool and innovative? Or is it simply, as the AV Club called it, 'a dizzying cycle of mutual promotion and self-promotion?' Can it be both? Fandom is a more sprawling, often intimate, force now than it ever has been before in every variety of the arts, including books. I used to know authors simply by, you know, what books they wrote; I now gauge a lot of them in my head unwittingly by their social media personalities. And sometimes they reblog the same things I reblog; sometimes they follow me back; and they become weirdly closer, somehow, to That Guy I Went to High School With, as opposed to The All Mysterious Author. Essentially: the fourth wall has already been broken. So does authors reaching out to fans enrich the literary world? Or does it cheapen it? Alternately, does a corporate-sponsored, preconceived interactive project still count as 'reaching out'?"
    • Aja Romano over at the Daily Dot is also concerned about how fans are valued in these interactions, and writes about the way they are spoken of in SXSW panel blurbs. "[F]andom itself is growing to be synonymous with geek culture as a whole—both of which are seeping inexorably into the mainstream. That’s a huge reversal from where things stood even a few years ago, and not everyone is quite on board with this change. We can see this anxiety in the very language two of this week’s SXSW panels use to summarize the fan/creator relationship." Questioning the panelists on 'Frenemies: Fanning the Flames of Fandom' and 'Creators vs Audience: Next Chapter in Storyteling', she notes "the introductory angle that both panels take seem to pit fans and creators against one another, rather than as potential partners in a relationship built around shared love for a story."

    Share your own stories about fan and creator collaborations on Fanlore! Contributions are welcome from all fans.

    We want your suggestions! If you know of an essay, video, article, podcast, or link you think we should know about, comment on the most recent OTW Fannews post. Links are welcome in all languages! Submitting a link doesn't guarantee that it will be included in a roundup post, and inclusion of a link doesn't mean that it is endorsed by the OTW.

  • OTW Fannews: Fanworks and the public domain

    Claudia Rebaza on Sunday, 24 March 2013 - 4:08pm
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    • Posting on Mondaq, a legal, regulatory and financial commentary site, law firm Duane Morris offered advice to people about paying more attention to Terms of Service language at the sites where they post. "Smash Pictures produced a porn/adult movie entitled Fifty Shades of Grey: A XXX Adaptation. A predictable result was a lawsuit by Fifty Shades Limited and Universal City Studios, who own rights to the book franchise and movies respectively...the defendants raised an intriguing argument in Counterclaim, namely that the copyrights in the Fifty Shades of Grey books are invalid -- and free for everyone to use -- because 'as much as 89% of the content of the allegedly copyrighted materials grew out of a multi-part series of fan fiction called Masters of the Universe based on Stephanie Myer's Twilight novels'...So a distinctive point in the case was the role of the fan fiction site's user terms of service. Such contracts are a kind of Super-IP right in which the normal boundaries of copyright can be expanded and rights apportioned."
    • OTW Legal Committee staffer Heidi Tandy said the following about the case: "The current Terms of Use at Fanfiction.net [www.fanfiction.net/tos/] does not state that any uploaded work loses its copyright, is placed in the public domain or is abandoned by the writer; accordingly, we do not believe that merely uploading a fic to FFN places it in the public domain, given that an author has to take specific steps when abandoning the copyright in a work."
    • Legal staffer Rebecca Tushnet pointed to details from another case involving commercial but transformative use. "In one recent case, the plaintiff, Keeling, created a parody version of the film Point Break, [called] 'Point Break LIVE!' The parody stemmed from recreating the storyline of the original film — about an FBI agent who goes undercover to take down a group of surf-loving bank robbers — using amusingly unrealistic props and staging, and putting an unrehearsed audience member in the key role of the FBI agent...The lawsuit began when the defendants, after a dispute with [Keeling], started staging their own version of 'Point Break LIVE!' They obtained a license from the owners of the rights to Point Break, but none from Keeling, and argued that she had no valid copyright because her version was an unauthorized infringing work. The court, and a subsequent jury, found that she had established that her version was fair use. Therefore it had its own independent copyright, which the defendants infringed."
    • Creativity Tech posted Fan Fiction and the Limits of Copyright and referred fans to the OTW. "If you’re confused, rest assured that you’re not the only one. The rules related to fan fiction and 'fair use' are not hard and fast. They’re fluid and uncertain. As I said before, they’re also determined on a case by case basis. If you’re a fan writer, just be careful about how and where you distribute your work. You might also be interested in consulting the Organization for Transformative Works. The organization offers information and resources."

    If you've got your own cases of fair use and parody works to share, write about them in Fanlore! Contributions are welcome from all fans.

    We want your suggestions! If you know of an essay, video, article, podcast, or link you think we should know about, comment on the most recent OTW Fannews post. Links are welcome in all languages! Submitting a link doesn't guarantee that it will be included in a roundup post, and inclusion of a link doesn't mean that it is endorsed by the OTW.

  • OTW Fannews: The role of fandom

    Claudia Rebaza on Friday, 22 March 2013 - 11:06pm
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    • A post on fan site Fringenuity focusing on the life of a show after it ends contained a quote from actor Joshua Jackson. In it, he placed the work of content creators as a sort of prequel to the later life it lives in its fandom community. "I think there will probably be a lot of fan fiction. Maybe there will be even some sort of filmed addendum to the show or televised or podcasts or however it manifests itself, but I feel like the afterlife of Fringe is the test case for how modern cult shows are going to live on after they go off the air.”
    • The New York Times wrote about how fandom visibility doesn't just change the afterlife of a project, but perceptions about its current importance. "The sudden roar around 'Fast & Furious 6' reflects not only the unusual and overlooked strengths of the series, but also the value in Hollywood of cultivating an online fan base. Universal was able to light its Internet brush fire because it has spent years working to make fans feel a sense of ownership in the series."
    • The long-term effect of some fandoms could be seen in The Sydney Morning Herald's piece on a dance which "interprets the fan fiction spawned by the 2004 film Alien vs Predator." Writing about choreographer Larissa McGowan, the article states "What she does have is a killer instinct for what mash-up culture can bring to the world of contemporary dance. McGowan's 15-minute work Fanatic is an homage to two of sci-fi's enduring big-screen series and to the legions of rabid fans who obsess over Hollywood's war of the franchises, which began with Alien vs Predator in 2004. It was one of the hits of last year's Spring Dance festival at the Sydney Opera House."
    • The Chicago Reader discussed modern aspects of fandom in a look at the Beatles White Album. "What's really interesting is how spontaneously emergent it is. If you wrap a Beatles record in a plain white sleeve, a certain percentage of listeners will naturally use it as the platform for their own visual interpretations. Humans raised in the modern media-rich environment seem to almost instinctively want to interact with the cultural artifacts that they love by creating more artifacts in various media. The extent of that drive is only recently becoming clear, as the Internet has begun connecting creatively minded devotees of specific cultural properties into the massive, noncanonical content-generating hive mind known collectively as 'fandom.'" The article links to Fanlore when it concludes "The Japanese, who remain the gold standard for obsessive fandom, have a name for this: niji sousaku, literally, 'secondary creation.'"

    Link to your own definitions and descriptions in Fanlore! Contributions are welcome from all fans.

    We want your suggestions! If you know of an essay, video, article, podcast, or link you think we should know about, comment on the most recent OTW Fannews post. Links are welcome in all languages! Submitting a link doesn't guarantee that it will be included in a roundup post, and inclusion of a link doesn't mean that it is endorsed by the OTW.

  • OTW Fannews: Public challenges and social tagging

    Claudia Rebaza on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 - 5:44pm
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    • A thesis written about the AO3's tagging system "attempts to begin exploring the question of what kind of environment the site's particular blend of open social tagging and some behind-the-scenes vocabulary control, plus hierarchical linking, creates for the users who search through it for fiction." The study, conducted in 2012, had a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods and the survey was completed by 116 people. "The current online information glut calls for some sort of subject labeling to facilitate efficiency in searching, but the volume of information is well beyond a size that could ever be dealt with by information professionals. “Social tagging” is an approach to this problem that lets non-professionals attempt to organize online information via tagging, for their own and one another's use. But social tagging is a new and rapidly evolving field, and so no consensus has yet been reached on its overall usefulness, or on what best practices might be."
    • Two rather different stories about fan video game makers were in the news recently. TechDirt summed things up in its post title: "Makers Of Firefly 'Fan-game' Abuse DMCA To Try To Silence Critic". "While I think that these kinds of games should be allowed...it appears that DarkCryo -- a company that is really skirting a pretty fine line concerning copyright -- decided to abuse the DMCA and file a takedown notice on [a critic's] posting of a DarkCryo logo image."
    • The other story was a little more typical, discussing how "Hasbro halts production of unauthorized "My Little Pony" video game". "This isn't the first time Hasbro has issued successful takedown notices for clearly illegal uses of its product, or even the first time it's taken down an MLP-inspired game. Previous instances where Hasbro has stepped in include the illegal download website Ponyarchive and the popular, though short-lived,multiplayer game MLP Online. Hasbro also took down the abridged series Friendship is Witchcraft, which should have been protected under under the Fair Use copyright clause afforded to transformative works within the U.S. However, issues of copyright and trademark are separate concerns with separate legal justifications. While Hasbro has so far been tolerant of copyright-protected fanwork such as fanart and fanfiction, it seems to have a rigid policy forbidding reuse of its official images and trademarks."
    • Some authors decided to challenge the claims of long dead creators' estates and, as the New York Times pointed out, highlighted a schism in the Sherlock Holmes fandom. "The suit, which stems from the estate’s efforts to collect a licensing fee for a planned collection of new Holmes-related stories by Sara Paretsky, Michael Connelly and other contemporary writers, makes a seemingly simple argument. Of the 60 Conan Doyle stories and novels...only the 10 stories first published in the United States after 1923 remain under copyright. Therefore, the suit asserts, many fees paid to the estate for the use of the character have been unnecessary. But it’s also shaping up to be something of what one blogger called 'a Sherlockian Civil War.'" The battle was laid out as being between the old guard (and, until recently, male only) Baker Street Irregulars versus the Baker Street Babes, "a group of young female Sherlockians who host a regular podcast."

    What legal and technology fan stories do you have an interest in? Add them to Fanlore! Contributions are welcome from all fans.

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