Out of the Shadows and Into the Courts

Fair Use and Fan Fiction

Further reading and resources for the panel I ran at CON.TXT 2008.  Panel information can be found here. Send any corrections or questions to me at strangecobwebs at yahoo dot com.

The LiveJournal community fandom_lawyers is a wealth of information. There are plenty of links to articles in a bibliography created by rivkat.


These are some sources that I specifically used when creating this presentation:

Chander, A. and M. Sunder. "Everyone’s a superhero: a cultural theory of “Mary Sue” fan fiction as fair use." California Law Review v. 95, no. 597. 2007.

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse. Frequently asked questions (and answers) about fan fiction.

Organization for Tansformative Works. Frequently asked questions.

Trombley, S. "Visions and revisions: fanvids and fair use." Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. v. 25, no. 647. 2007.

U.S. Copyright Office. Fair Use.

U.S. Copyright Office. Information Circular 1a: United States Copyright Office A Brief Introduction and History.