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We've been blogging about it on a new tumblr at fyeahcopyright, and found out this morning that the case has settled!

Our analysis of the claims Smash made in trying to defend their actions is here.
An update about the settlement is here.
More thoughts on disclaimers are here.

The best bit from all of this, we think, has been Universal saying this in a court document: "Defendants do not and cannot provide any legal authority for the proposition that" fanfiction is "in the public domain".

Remember that the next time you have a fair use battle against a major multinational.

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johnnypenn
Mar. 12th, 2013 04:13 pm (UTC)
I haven't even heard of this before now, only that 50 shades of crappy writing was going to become a horrible and crappy movie.
Wow. And here I thought all they had to do was wave the contract James signed that gave them the rights to make the book into a movie.
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