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Fanfictions should not be considered socially taboo, amirite?

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Fanfiction is copyright infringement, but most Creators quietly approve of or tolerate it, creating a legal Grey area.

Ideas can't be copyrighted but using the character and world rather than similar ones is infringement

Stealing characters can be (and generally is) copyright infringement. Not a judgement on fan fiction but a truth. Otherwise everyone would make a Harry Potter movie.

@Apartlavishness Stealing characters can be (and generally is) copyright infringement. Not a judgement on fan fiction but a truth...

It's only copyright infringement when you try to get paid using someone else's work otherwise it ain't stealing characters you're just using them

@jodzdzownica It's only copyright infringement when you try to get paid using someone else's work otherwise it ain't stealing...

It's only copyright infringement when you try to get paid using someone else's work otherwise it ain't stealing characters you're just using them

I agree with the sentiment, but this isn't accurate. All unauthorized use of an IP is infringing, regardless of whether you sell it or release it for free. Fanfiction and fanart are legally considered unlicensed derivative works. It's just that most companies realize that banning fanart would piss off their fans, so they only go after people who actually attempt to sell bootlegs.

People mostly just hate on it because either:

A) They think it's made by immature people who can't write to save their life, or

B) They think it's all just porn.

Vic8760s avatar Vic8760 Yeah You Are +1Reply

i am writing it hahaha I feel ashamed even though people are obsessed with my work

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