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The Harry Potter Lexicon and the World of Fandom: Fan Fiction, Outsider Works, and Copyright


Aaron Schwabach


Thomas Jefferson School of Law

September 26, 2008

TJSL Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1274293
University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 70, 2009

Abstract:     
Fan fiction, long a nearly invisible form of outsider art, has grown exponentially in volume and legal importance in the past decade. Because of its nature, authorship, and underground status, fan fiction stands at an intersection of issues of property, sexuality, and gender. This article examines three disputes over fan writings, concluding with the recent dispute between J.K. Rowling and Steven Vander Ark over the Harry Potter Lexicon, which Rowling once praised and more recently succeeded in suppressing. The article builds on and adds to the emerging body of scholarship on fan fiction, concluding that much fan fiction is fair use under 17 U.S.C. section 107. But much is not, as well.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 40

Keywords: copyright, fair use, Harry Potter, fan fiction, slash fiction, intellectual property, law and literature

JEL Classification: K19, K39

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Date posted: September 27, 2008  

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Schwabach, Aaron, The Harry Potter Lexicon and the World of Fandom: Fan Fiction, Outsider Works, and Copyright (September 26, 2008). TJSL Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1274293; University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 70, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1274293

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