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Celebrate Fan-Made Works (And Learn About Fair Use) With The Harry Potter Alliance



The creation of fan-made transformative works about beloved franchises is hardly a new trend, but many creators still aren’t aware of how “fair use” rights can work in their favor. That’s why the Harry Potter Alliance has begun their “Fan Works Are Fair Use” campaign, to celebrate fan-made works and create a community of creators who know their rights and want to protect them.

Sleepy Hollow star Orlando Jones has joined the list of celebrity supporters, which also includes notable nerd-core bands Harry and the Potters and Tonks and the Aurors, plus other creators like vlogger Kristina Horner and author Dr. Anne Jamison and more.

You can participate in the awareness campaign to legitimize the importance of fan-made work by participating in the #FanWorksTaughtMe hashtag on Twitter, as well as joining the “Fan Works Are Fair Use” community via their website.

(via The Daily Dot, image via Marianne With The Steady Hands)

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