Creativity, Copyright, and Close-Knit Communities

  title={Creativity, Copyright, and Close-Knit Communities},
  author={Casey Fiesler and A. Bruckman},
  journal={Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction},
  pages={1 - 24}
Social norms as a regulatory mechanism often carry more weight than formal law--particularly in contexts when legal rules are gray. In online creative communities that focus on remix, community members must navigate copyright complexities regarding how they are permitted to re-use existing content. This paper focuses on one such community--transformative fandom--where strong social norms regulate behavior beyond copyright law. We conducted interviews with fan creators about their "unwritten… Expand

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