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So, I was reading [community profile] fandomsecrets today and there was a secret about thinking that it's plagiarism/theft for a fanfiction writer to write something about fanart without the artist's permission is near enough to theft. So now I'm curious: what do you guys think about this? Do you think that fans (who are borrowing from an original creator) have a right to say that nothing can be borrowed from them? Or borrowed only with personal permission? What do you think about people borrowing things from your work? Are you in favour of having transformative works created based on your stuff, or not?

I know that I personally squee like a little idiot whenever someone creates something based on something I wrote (one of the reasons I love big bangs so much), so I'm curious to hear your thoughts :)

Also, tumblr rec time! [tumblr.com profile] simplypotterheads is a new Harry Potter tumblr and there's LOTS OF NIFTINESS GOING ON THERE, GUYS; YOU KNOW HOW GAMMA LOVES NIFTINESS.  Also, it's doing Slytherin-themed posts right now, so lots of Slytherin things!  

Oh hey, also, Gamma has a tumblr question: Why is there an option to "ignore" a user?  Does this serve some function that just unfollowing them won't?  Anyone here who knows tumblr better than me...?

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Date: Feb. 22nd, 2013 02:29 am (UTC)
celestineangel: (Misc. - Rolling Panda of Doom)
From: [personal profile] celestineangel
I say treat fanfiction/fanart just like you do the source material. As in, if you write fic from someone's fanart, that's fine, as long as you acknowledge that it was inspired by this piece of fanart, tell who the artist is, and link to the piece where ever it can be found. If a ficcer does this, I can't imagine what a fanartist would have to be all up in arms about.

Personally, I would be thrilled if a fanartist made art based on any of my fics--and I would want to know they did it so I could squee over it, and I would want them to link back to my fic so people could read the work that inspired the art.

Also, I am not opposed to the idea of someone possibly writing sequels or companion pieces to any of my fic--as long as they let me know they're doing it, and as long as they tell people it's a sequel or a companion piece to my fic and, again, link back to my fic.

If I ever manage to finish any original work, and get it published, and manage to have a fandom, I will support said fandom as much as possible. I do see the potential problems, both legal and creative, in being active in any fandom based off my work. So most likely I would be one of those authors who turn a benevolent blind eye from any fic or fanart or other transformative works, so long as they remain free transformative works on the Internets.

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Date: Feb. 22nd, 2013 02:00 pm (UTC)
pretty_panther: (misc: standing on a pier)
From: [personal profile] pretty_panther
I don't think fanartists/fanfic writers can really pitch a fit if someone bases their stuff of theirs but credit should be given for the inspiration you know? What I think is wrong is when people gank fanart and use it to make banners or something because it gives the impression that they created the fanart which they didn't.

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Date: Feb. 22nd, 2013 05:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brightflower
Oh, I didn't know you follow fs! I read it, too, but I'm always a day behind because I'm usually at work when the posts go up. Anyway, I can understand where that secret poster is coming from, but I do disagree. I'd be so super flattered if somebody made something based on one of my works. As long as they credited me for the original idea, of course. :)

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