UC Law SF Communications and Entertainment Journal


Music sampling has become a well-respected form of art. So why isn't the same true of fanfiction, which follows similar parameters? Without the benefit of a true and well-reasoned legal precedent, fanfiction has existed in a gray area dominated by highly emotional arrguments. However, most of the emotional arguments offered against fanfiction actually support a finding that fanfiction is fair use. Authors would be better served by stripping the emotion from the discussion.