A Pilot Study of Fan Fiction Writer’s Legal Information Behavior

@article{Katz2019APS,
  title={A Pilot Study of Fan Fiction Writer’s Legal Information Behavior},
  author={Rebecca Katz},
  journal={Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship},
  year={2019},
  volume={3}
}
  • Rebecca Katz
  • Published 2019
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship
Fan fiction, a genre using pre-existing and often copyrighted media as a springboard for new stories, raises several legal challenges. While fans may benefit from copyright limitations, their actual knowledge of and ability to exercise their legal rights is unclear, due to limited empirical work with fan writers on this subject. This is especially true of Canadian fans, who are underrepresented in the literature. This paper reports on a pilot study of Canadian and US fan writers’ legal… Expand

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