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SXSW Interactive 2014

Why Fanfic Is Taking Over the World

Fanfiction has become completely mainstream - in some sectors and to some creators. Whether that is a good thing for fans, for creators, for publishers, for tv networks or social media companies is a question that unfolds and changes every day.
Where do fanfic and fan-created projects come from, and where - in this world of tumblr, Kindle Worlds, commissions and tie-ins - is it going?

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  1. What is fan creativity?
  2. What are the legal and ethical issues for creative fans?
  3. What are the legal and ethical issues for writers, filmmakers, artists and their teams when interacting with fans?
  4. What impact does commercialization of fan creativity have on the fan community?
  5. How are fan communities changing where content and connectivity control connections?



Heidi Tandy, Lawyer, FAWC, Inc.

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  • Tags: publishing
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Future15
  • Track: Content and Distribution
  • Level: Intermediate
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