“Fair use is legal use”: Copyright negotiations and strategies in the fan-vidding community

@article{Freund2016FairUI,
  title={“Fair use is legal use”: Copyright negotiations and strategies in the fan-vidding community},
  author={Katharina Freund},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={1347 - 1363}
}
This article explores the complex relationship of a particular community of remix artists, known as vidders, to copyright law. With streaming video capabilities and the widespread popularity of remix culture, the historically underground vidding community has been forced to adapt to new conditions. In response to much existing scholarship, which portrays remixers and fans as victims of an unjust system, this research draws on ethnographic research to reveal community-based strategies used by… 
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