Fan fiction booms but it’s not a free for all

Since 50 Shades of Grey catapulted from Twilight fanfiction to a phenomenon of its own, fanfiction has gained a new frisson.
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As fanfiction becomes an increasingly popular pastime, powered by mash-up culture and the ease of online dissemination, it is becoming harder for authors to control the worlds they create. Imitation may be the greatest form of flattery but creators are not always ​amused when fans start messing with their creations.

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Deborah Stone
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Deborah Stone is a Melbourne journalist and communications professional. She is a former Editor of ArtsHub and a former Fairfax feature writer.