Fair Use and Transformative Works Meet Up
Sunday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM
110 E 2nd St
This is not an IRL Coffeeshop AU. But we will talk about the use of follow-on works - both fanworks and licensed properties, historically and as mobile technology becomes more robust and global - as well as topics, disputes and sites that have set fandoms ablaze, public relations moments that have inspired and/or frustrated content creators, the intersection between fan communities and social justice, how fanworks find their way into classrooms, the legal issues that underlie everything fans and content-owners do, and possibly our favorite fic recs. Newbies, content owners, fangirls and fanboys and the curious are all welcome - debates and discussion will hopefully instruct and inspire!
Heidi Tandy (heidi8) has been practicing intellectual property and Internet law for over 20 years; she's also been active in fandoms and fan creativity since 2000, and is one of the essayists featu...Show the rest
Heidi Tandy (heidi8) has been practicing intellectual property and Internet law for over 20 years; she's also been active in fandoms and fan creativity since 2000, and is one of the essayists featured in FIC: How Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World (edited by Anne Jamison).
She's been a list mod, site founder, fandomy reporter, con organizer, Comic-Con panel hostess, fanfic writer, vidder, reccer and curator, member of the legal committee for the Organization for Transformative Works and a founder/writer at FYeahCopyright.tumblr.com which examines legal issues that impact fandomers.
Heidi has participated in the Harry Potter/Wizarding World fandom since the day of Goblet of Fire's release and has since found herself in other fandoms, including Supernatural, Heroes, Teen Wolf, Doctor Who, The Tomorrow People, Neil Gaiman's novels and Lev Grossman’s The Magicians series.
She is Of Counsel for Intellectual Property at the law firm of Price Benowitz LLC.