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29th Dec '17 1:28:38 PM NaruHinaFan
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No statement on the legality of fanfic has ever been given in American formal law or in its courts. Some argue that it's a form of copyright infringement; however, see [[http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/elr/vol17/iss3/8/ "Legal Fictions: Copyright, Fan Fiction, and a New Common Law"]], and note the above precedents. The two most common arguments for fanfic being legal involve either implied consent - companies and authors have every right to enact a FanworkBan as evidenced by fanfiction.net's banlist but are mostly tolerant - or fair use - the non-profit, educational and transformative use of the work justifies its existence. The latter is the main argument that sparked the development of the Organization of Transformative Works, a fan labor advocacy site.

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No statement on the legality of fanfic has ever been given in American formal law or in its courts. Some argue that it's a form of copyright infringement; however, see [[http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/elr/vol17/iss3/8/ edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1347&context=elr "Legal Fictions: Copyright, Fan Fiction, and a New Common Law"]], and note the above precedents. The two most common arguments for fanfic being legal involve either implied consent - companies and authors have every right to enact a FanworkBan as evidenced by fanfiction.net's banlist but are mostly tolerant - or fair use - the non-profit, educational and transformative use of the work justifies its existence. The latter is the main argument that sparked the development of the Organization of Transformative Works, a fan labor advocacy site.
18th Dec '17 4:42:32 AM StFan
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13th Dec '17 9:33:19 AM MightyFan217
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13th Dec '17 4:59:36 AM Theriocephalus
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-->-- '''[[http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,2081784,00.html This Time article]]''' discussing [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls a certain phenomenon]]

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phenomenon]].
3rd Dec '17 11:51:46 AM Twiddler
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2nd Dec '17 7:14:35 AM StFan
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* Fan Works
** ''FanWorks/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality''
** ''FanWorks/TheHotTopicKrew''

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* Fan Works
** ''FanWorks/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality''
** ''FanWorks/TheHotTopicKrew''
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24th Nov '17 7:02:47 AM StFan
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Fan Fiction is a form of Alternate or Expanded Universe created by the fans of a work, rather than the work's original creator. Fan Fiction, or "Fan Fics" as they are often called, are written for any number of reasons, such as:

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Fan Fiction is a form of Alternate or Expanded Universe created by the fans of a work, rather than the work's original creator. Fan Fiction, or "Fan Fics" "Fanfics" as they are often called, are written for any number of reasons, such as:



Due to the inexperience of many fan fic writers, fan fiction has gained a reputation for being a source of [[SoBadItsGood horrible,]] ''[[SoBadItsGood horrible]]'' [[SoBadItsGood writing]]. However there are fan fics out there that are [[FanFicRecommendations INCREDIBLY]] [[SturgeonsLaw good]]. Sometimes being just as good as, if not better than, the original work.

Fan fic is often the place where EpilepticTrees are planted and cultivated. Expect many, many, ''many'' more fics to star the EnsembleDarkhorse than TheHero.

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Due to the inexperience of many fan fic fanfic writers, fan fiction has gained a reputation for being a source of [[SoBadItsGood horrible,]] ''[[SoBadItsGood horrible]]'' [[SoBadItsGood writing]]. However there are fan fics fanfics out there that are [[FanFicRecommendations INCREDIBLY]] [[SturgeonsLaw good]]. Sometimes being just as good as, if not better than, the original work.

Fan fic fiction is often the place where EpilepticTrees are planted and cultivated. Expect many, many, ''many'' more fics to star the EnsembleDarkhorse than TheHero.



Authors often have conflicted reactions to fan fiction set in "their" universe, which sometimes leads to the aforementioned FanworkBan. Creator/JKRowling has largely embraced ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fan fic, albeit with certain limitations, for example, and Creator/TamoraPierce [[http://www.tamora-pierce.net/frequently-asked-questions/publishing-faq/ advises aspiring writers]] that fan fiction can be a good way to hone one's writing skills. By contrast, Sir Creator/{{Terry Pratchett}} acknowledged it exists and was cool about it, pointing out that ''everything works so long as people are sensible about it.'' He added two caveats: anyone doing Literature/{{Discworld}} fanfic shouldn't even ''think'' of doing it for money, and authors should take care not to put it where he might see it. Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, author of the epic fantasy series ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', [[http://grrm.livejournal.com/151914.html expressed his disdain for the practice]], saying that "creating your own characters is a part of writing." He's even gone so far as to threaten legal action should he become aware of any fan fiction set in the Westeros universe. In contrast, writer/journalist James Bow [[http://bowjamesbow.ca/2010/05/07/in-defence-of-f.shtml makes a rather firm case]] for supporting fan fic, pointing out that it forms a stepping stone ''towards'' creating your own characters and setting. As far as media businesses are concerned, reactions have ranged from Franchise/ArchieComics demanding immediate removal to Creator/{{Paramount}} taking some of the better ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fanfics and having them published in print books.

It should probably be noted that several big-name authors are ''themselves'' writers of fan fic. Both Creator/StephenKing and Creator/NeilGaiman have written (for example) stories dealing with Cthulhu, Dracula, and Sherlock Holmes, and label these stories fan fic. Contributors to franchises such as ''Series/DoctorWho'' such as Creator/PaulCornell have often posted wholly unofficial stories to their blogs and websites, above and beyond their fully licensed scripts and novels.

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Authors often have conflicted reactions to fan fiction set in "their" universe, which sometimes leads to the aforementioned FanworkBan. Creator/JKRowling has largely embraced ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fan fic, fanfics, albeit with certain limitations, for example, and Creator/TamoraPierce [[http://www.tamora-pierce.net/frequently-asked-questions/publishing-faq/ advises aspiring writers]] that fan fiction can be a good way to hone one's writing skills. By contrast, Sir Creator/{{Terry Pratchett}} Creator/TerryPratchett acknowledged it exists and was cool about it, pointing out that ''everything works so long as people are sensible about it.'' He added two caveats: anyone doing Literature/{{Discworld}} fanfic ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fanfics shouldn't even ''think'' of doing it for money, and authors should take care not to put it where he might see it. Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, author of the epic fantasy series ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', [[http://grrm.livejournal.com/151914.html expressed his disdain for the practice]], saying that "creating your own characters is a part of writing." He's even gone so far as to threaten legal action should he become aware of any fan fiction set in the Westeros universe. In contrast, writer/journalist James Bow [[http://bowjamesbow.ca/2010/05/07/in-defence-of-f.shtml makes a rather firm case]] for supporting fan fic, fanfics, pointing out that it forms a stepping stone ''towards'' creating your own characters and setting. As far as media businesses are concerned, reactions have ranged from Franchise/ArchieComics demanding immediate removal to Creator/{{Paramount}} taking some of the better ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fanfics and having them published in print books.

It should probably be noted that several big-name authors are ''themselves'' writers of fan fic. fanfics. Both Creator/StephenKing and Creator/NeilGaiman have written (for example) stories dealing with Cthulhu, Dracula, and Sherlock Holmes, and label these stories fan fic.fanfics. Contributors to franchises such as ''Series/DoctorWho'' such as Creator/PaulCornell have often posted wholly unofficial stories to their blogs and websites, above and beyond their fully licensed scripts and novels.
21st Nov '17 6:20:47 PM Twiddler
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13th Nov '17 10:31:50 AM StFan
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** ''FanWorks/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality''
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