victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 19 20:14:24 UTC 2010

A follow up on "fanboy". Several law blogs got into a discussion of
"fan fiction". There is already a Wiki entry:

> Fan fiction (alternately referred to as fanfiction, fanfic, FF, or fic) is a broadly-defined term for fan labor regarding stories about characters or settings written by fans of the original work, rather than by the original creator. Works of fan fiction are rarely commissioned or authorized by the original work's owner, creator, or publisher; also, they are almost never professionally published. Fan fiction, therefore, is defined by being both related to its subject's canonical fictional universe and simultaneously existing outside the canon of that universe.


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