Fan Fiction On French TV
France 4 TV aired a documentary on Fan Fiction with clips of an interview with me about my writing of the Bantam Paperback STAR TREK LIVES! and my Star Trek fan fiction, the Kraith Series.
The general subject is about the problem of copyright when individuals spin off fanfic, and the focus is the book I have an article in, titled Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World
You can find the Kraith Series up for free reading here:
REVIEWS of the TV Documentary:
Writers should note how well edited this documentary is. It covers a lot of ground, brings the participants to life, and portrays accurately the character and motivations of fanfic writers and readers.
This is difficult editing. The interview with me, which ran about 3 hours, reduces to clips of a few seconds, but note how the articles reviewing the presentation mention me. There are other articles that were published that are no longer available online (yes, all in French).
Plans are to create the English subtitles for this documentary and distribute it more widely than just in France -- but also note, France itself is NOT a small audience!
Public attitudes toward fan fiction have changed. So ask yourself, what attitudes will change next?
What will you do when/if fans of your books write and post fanfiction in your universe?
Here is a page with links to many fanfic stories in my Sime~Gen Universe, some of which are now professionally published in updated versions, re-edited.