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TIME Magazine's Article on FanFiction: An Interesting Read Indeed

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by , 7th July 2011 at 03:06 PM (782 Views)
Those who know me know that I'm a fixture in the Writer's Workshop. It's simply my favorite place to be.

Ran across this article on TIME.com (Time Magazine's Website) about the history and ethical arguments regarding fanfiction.

http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,2081784-1,00.html

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  1. Gama's Avatar
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    Honestly, I think that article would be more interesting to someone who wasn't familiar with fanfiction whatsoever as they seem to be the target audience from the way it's written.

    I find it interesting that they couldn't name anyone who had an issue with fanfiction of their work being written.

    Personally, I would be honoured if anyone wanted to write a fanfiction of something that I wrote and I find it hard to believe that anyone who isn't a total jackass wouldn't look at it in the same way.

    Still, thanks for posting the article, a good read. It's kind of weird to think that there are people who aren't familiar with fanfiction and that they are actually the majority...
  2. Beausoleil's Avatar
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    @ Gama: There are a few people who are against fanfiction. Archie Comics, for one.
  3. Gama's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky
    @ Gama: There are a few people who are against fanfiction. Archie Comics, for one.
    Yes, but they're a franchise rather than an author and the way their franchise works is that they have a huge number of different people who write comics to the point were there are people who just write a single Archie comic and have it published.

    Because of that business model, fan fiction is actually very harmful to their profitability.

    I suppose you are right but I was thinking more along the lines of people not wanting their personal creations used rather than their technical property.
  4. Beausoleil's Avatar
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    There are some authors, as well. I think FF.net has a list.
  5. AiedailEclipsed's Avatar
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    Anne Rice, off the top of my head.
  6. Legacy's Avatar
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    It's their right to be against or for it, but yeah, I tend to agree. As long as fanfic writers aren't hurting my profits, I would be pleased and flattered to have other people basing their fics on my stories.
  7. Karamazov's Avatar
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    I think Laurel K. Hamilton.
  8. AiedailEclipsed's Avatar
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    Oh, GaMa, in the later pages of the article, they do have several people. Anne Rice, Orson Scott Card, and a few others.
  9. Karamazov's Avatar
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    Anne Rice
    Archie comics
    Dennis L. McKiernan
    Irene Radford
    J.R. Ward
    Laurell K. Hamilton
    Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb
    P.N. Elrod
    Raymond Feist
    Robin Hobb
    Robin McKinley
    Terry Goodkind

    Thanks, FF.net.
  10. Gama's Avatar
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    Ok, well there are quite a few but in the grand scheme of things I think that is a very small list and, while this may be due to a personal failing on my own part rather than something, I think it says a lot that I haven't heard of any of those authors.

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