Sam Barnett-Cormack scripsit:

> You buy, or are given legally, a book. Now, copyright stops you from
> doing most things with it, of course, including fanfic, strictly.

FWIW, the case that text-only fanfic actually constitutes a derivative
work is extremely shaky.  The leading case is about comic books, where
of course there is a purely graphical resemblance as well.  All those
BigCos telling little web sites to take down their fanfic are skating
on extremely thin ice, and they know it.

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