Copyright Vs. Fandom

14 05 2009

Cory Doctorow just posted a really interesting article for Digital Rights, Digital Wrongs (the DRM blog he writes for the Guardian), focused on the following question:

[H]ow did we end up with a copyright law that only protects critics, while leaving fans out in the cold?

His point is that copyright law, and fair use provisions in particular, favor critical derivative works over appreciative ones. For example


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