There seems to have been a misunderstanding; I'm referring to fan fiction published on the Internet or elsewhere, not scrawled all over a library's copy of the original work. That's destruction of property!ElisaMasah wrote:You will be surprised ... but they do.valderman wrote:How does fan fiction work in any way affect the original?.
If someone is printing out fan fiction and dumping it on your floor during the night, I really think you should contact your local police department, not complain about it on the Internet.I not so easy they are like cockroach ... you try to ignore them and one day you found your kitchen floor is just start moving and crawling.valderman wrote:If you don't like it, don't read it.
So some fans decide they like the fan fiction better. I don't see how that affects the original work other than for those fans.Aura wrote: Fan works certainly can affect the original work. First example that comes to mind is the Touhou series because of its immensely huge fan scene. I think in many cases touhou fanon surpasses canon, and many fans even totally disregard the "plots" of the original games, or other descriptions ZUN's made of the setting.
That is Valve developing their work using ideas borrowed from the community, not fan material independently affecting the original.Also, Valve (and other game studios) likes to assimilate some fan works or fan cretors to their games and teams. That's fan creations directly affecting original work.
Yes, some people know that Twilight fans can be annoying and might also write horrible gay porn fan fiction. That still does not affect the original work at all. It might affect what people think about it, as you correctly point out, but if we're to use this metric to judge what infringes copyright, then we'd all best be wary of how we speak of anything copyrighted, lest we tarnish its fine reputation and get dragged off to prison for speaking an unauthorized derivative work.A fandom might be more known for their insanity/infighting/drama/terrible fan creations, which really could affect the original negatively in the minds of people not part of the fandom. Example: Twilight series. There are many more examples, but generally suggesting that the influence between original and fan works goes only in one direction is patently false.
My point is that any work is still itself, no matter what people use it for. Fan works might influence what someone thinks of your work, but so might just about anything else, including sounds, temperatures and other sensations experienced in some vague connection to it, including someone suddenly being exposed to an unpleasant odor while thinking about your work.
That's quite the point. Every thought you've ever had was little but a product of your experiences up until that point, so why should your thought (as opposed to your expression of that thought) be protected when those that made it possible weren't?Considering the difference of magnitude, more accurate would be to say that KS is a work influenced by that image. However, anyone's free to define "fan work" as they will, but by the definition you imply everything that's ever drawn, composed or written is a "fan work" of something or multiple somethings that precede them.