Copyright and Fan Productivity in China : A Cross-jurisdictional Perspective

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages265
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-10-6508-8
ISBN (Print)978-981-10-6507-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


This book takes a unique approach to mitigate the problem of massive online copyright infringement and justify fan activities. It argues for a cooperative approach that encourages copyright owners to exert a degree of control over their fan creators. In contrast to the current approach, which treats fan utilizations as theft, this book suggests that the copyright owners and the lawmakers should instead distinguish between fan creators and commercial pirates, allowing them unleash their potential.

This book offers a clear and comprehensive account of the fascinating aspects of legal problems created by fan activities in China, Japan and the United States, offering a valuable guide for students, practitioners, academics and entrepreneurs whose work involves or who are interested in cutting-edge legal issues in the creative industry.

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  • Censorship of China, Japanese animation industry, Japanese manga, Copyright law of China, Chinese political culture, Consumer culture, Fansubs, No action policy, Creative commons