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The Here And Now
"Licensed" Fan Art
Anyone know more about this?

Any other examples?


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cluesby4 From: cluesby4 Date: May 25th, 2013 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am getting a bit leery with all of this popping up in the last few days. And frankly I hope they all fail!

As anyone who produces fanzines tell you, they can barely cover production cost. Artists sell their work at cons, but again the money doesn't not always compensate for the amount of time spent in creating the work.

Sure there has been the question of copyright throughout. But as I always asked...show me an original idea. There are none. The idea is not what gets the fans it is the produced item.

The main reason these products are created is in order to share the love of a fandom.

To me this is franchising something that should not be franchised!
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: May 25th, 2013 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
these have been going on for a while. we just didn't have visibility to them.
cluesby4 From: cluesby4 Date: May 25th, 2013 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is true. We were discussing this very matter 10 years ago in ed tech conferences.

However, it is making me very uncomfortable that they are now truly pushing the commercialism of fan based products.

What will be the end product - something produced out of a labor of love. OR something that the producers think will be loved by the fans.
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