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This Handbook brings together scholars from around the world in addressing the global significance of, controversies over and alternatives to intellectual property (IP) today. It brings together over fifty of the leading authors in this field across the spectrum of academic disciplines, from law, economics, geography, sociology, politics and anthropology. This volume addresses the full spectrum of IP issues including copyright, patent, trademarks and trade secrets, as well as parallel rights and novel applications. In addition to addressing the role of IP in an increasingly information based and globalized economy and culture, it also challenges the utility and viability of IP today and addresses a range of alternative futures.

Copyright and Ownership of Fan Created Works: Fanfiction and Beyond
Copyright and Ownership of Fan Created Works: Fanfiction and Beyond
Raizel Liebler
Introduction

What do one of the first novels ever published, the second most popular book series of all time, and a music video for a modern Korean pop star have in common? They are influenced by the communities of fandom that both consume and produce additional stories and media related to their interests. The use of existing stories, creative works and ideas as the basis of new works is a centuries-old practice employed by writers, storytellers and others. Within the law, this practice has ranged in acceptance – with original authors and copyright owners sometimes encouraging and sometimes suing creators ...

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