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My lecture on Fan Fiction and Feminism today was awesome (though more about fanart and fanvidding than fic). The professor who gave the lecture said she's a member of OTW, so I just looked her up there and she's even a former board member and involved with several committees.

Why this makes me excited is that the lecture wasn't just an academic look at the phenomenon of fandom from an outside observer. I've been to a few lectures and read several articles like that. Today's lecture was from someone who is actually in fandom, and loves and understands it. It was from a legal perspective, of course, but we talked about fair use and the nature of a transformative work and a lot of other interesting things.

Some highlights of things that amused me:
-The very first thing she showed was a Star Trek (2009) vid, so I knew we were off to a good start.
-Clex fanvid (Clark and Lex from Smallville)
-Wincest fanvid
-Apparently the kind of transformative work than will pass the fair use muster most easily is one involving sex. Meaning, porn will get by the courts the easiest.

There were a lot of other interesting things in the lecture, and the professor chose her examples really well. That was totally worth missing the first half of my Contracts class. :D

Date: 2011-11-10 01:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] goldy-dollar.livejournal.com
That sounds awesome ngl. I'm a little jealous. FANFIC TALK + LAW = MY PORN.

Date: 2011-11-10 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rynne.livejournal.com
It was pretty awesome. I'm pretty stoked that this was an official lecture at my school, too. :D

Date: 2011-11-10 02:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ginchy.livejournal.com
Well, good! This means I am GOLDEN with all the porn I write. LOL Sounds awesome! I'm glad you had a great day! :D

Date: 2011-11-10 03:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] genarti
Oh, awesome! Seriously, the prospect of a genuine official academic lecture on fandom by someone who actually participates and loves it is a delightful one indeed.

Date: 2011-11-28 11:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pinkfinity.livejournal.com
SO belatedly replying to this, and I wanted to squee for the amazing lecture you got! We didn't have anything like this when I was in law school ;) so we the law students of the past do things like this now.

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