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Justice Scalia’s uncredited borrowing from a party’s legal brief escapes condemnation because the social context of his copying makes him a jurist, not a plagiarist. Similarly, fan creations, even without disclaimers, usually announce their unauthorized status so clearly through context that no deception is likely.
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Tushnet, R. (2007). Copyright law, fan practices, and the rights of the author. In Gray, J. A., Sandvoss, C., & Harrington, C. L. (Eds.). Fandom: Identities and communities in a mediated world. NYU Press.

Glorious snark about Supreme Court justices aside, this piece provides a useful timestamp in the evolution of fannish, scholarly, and legal thinking on issues of intellectual property, copyright, and transformative work. Tushnet traces the history and decline of the use of disclaimers on fan works, and the emergence of the idea of fan works as transformative rather than infringing. She makes a strong argument for the “fair use” view of fan works that we are now so familiar with. Whether you remember the bad old days from personal experience or wonder why some people still put disclaimers on their fic, this essay is a good introduction to the issues and a reflection of the state of thinking at a pivotal point in fannish history.

Weekly Reading for Cancer 9/17/17

Two of Wands

This is a time when you have a difficult decision to make but the options will take you in two very different direction. Make sure that you have explored the possible outcomes of each choice so that you can make a well-informed decision.

Deck: Fantastical Creatures Tarot by Lisa Hunt and D.J. Conway, Copyright 2007 US Games Systems

…..Прикинувшись велюровой пантерой
На осторожных лапах тишины
Крадётся ночь, прищурив за портьерой
Кошачий глаз таинственной луны…
Дыханье ночи - ветра дуновенье…
Движенья - грациозны и легки…
Я приручу её теплом коленей
и нежной беззащитностью руки…..


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Weekly Reading for Libra 9/17/17

The High Priestess Reversed

You are a very strong individual but you are letting your spirit get crushed by others who don’t really matter. There’s no reason for you to listen to the things that these people are saying because they are making things up to hurt you.

Deck: Fantastical Creatures Tarot by Lisa Hunt and D.J. Conway, Copyright 2007 US Games Systems

Weekly Reading for Capricorn 9/17/17

The Magician

You are at a point when you feel like you know everything that you need to learn so that you can succeed. Know that while you have gotten pretty far, you still have a lot to learn before you will become a master.

Deck: Fantastical Creatures Tarot by Lisa Hunt and D.J. Conway, Copyright 2007 US Games Systems

Reggie Miller #31 of the Indiana Pacers shoots a free-throw in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the New York Knicks during the 1995 NBA Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 7, 1995 in New York, New York. The Pacers won 107-105. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Noren Trotman/NBAE via Getty Images)


Weekly Reading for Sagittarius 9/17/17

Ace of Pentacles

This is a time when you need to let yourself enjoy your passions and create new things to share with the world. While it is a scary thing to try new things or to follow your dreams, it is a necessary part of life.

Deck: Fantastical Creatures Tarot by Lisa Hunt and D.J. Conway, Copyright 2007 US Games Systems

Weekly Reading for Scorpio 9/17/17

The World

It may see to you like you are going through a confusing time but things are moving quickly because they are coming to an end. Soon it will be time for you to move on to new and better things but you have to be ready and willing to take steps forward when the time is right.

Deck: Fantastical Creatures Tarot by Lisa Hunt and D.J. Conway, Copyright 2007 US Games Systems

Weekly Reading for Virgo 9/17/17

Eight of Pentacles Reversed

This is a time when things haven’t quite worked out the way that you were hoping that they would. However, you can’t let yourself give up as you have the ability to pick up the pieces and make things work again.  

Deck: Fantastical Creatures Tarot by Lisa Hunt and D.J. Conway, Copyright 2007 US Games Systems

Weekly Reading for Leo 9/17/17

Six of Swords

You are at a point when it may feel as though others are coming at you from all angles and are demanding things of you. It can be a very overwhelming time but overall it is something that you can handle and shouldn’t let yourself stress about.  

Deck: Fantastical Creatures Tarot by Lisa Hunt and D.J. Conway, Copyright 2007 US Games Systems

Weekly Reading for Aquarius 9/17/17

Knight of Cups Reversed

You are going through a time when you have been forced to grow up because of the situation that you are in. Know that while this time has been emotional because you aren’t sure you were ready for it, it will be very helpful in the future.

Deck: Fantastical Creatures Tarot by Lisa Hunt and D.J. Conway, Copyright 2007 US Games Systems

Weekly Reading for Taurus 9/17/17

Six of Wands Reversed

This is a time when you don’t feel very secure in who you are as a person and you are concerned because others influence you greatly. You are feeling stuck but you can overcome this feeling by spending some time by yourself to do some soul searching.  

Deck: Fantastical Creatures Tarot by Lisa Hunt and D.J. Conway, Copyright 2007 US Games Systems

Weekly Reading for Pisces 9/17/17

Six of Cups Reversed

This is a time when you need to take a deep breath and learn how you can enjoy the little things in life. Don’t let yourself get too wrapped up in everyday life that you start to forget how wonderful even the smallest things can be.

Deck: Fantastical Creatures Tarot by Lisa Hunt and D.J. Conway, Copyright 2007 US Games Systems

“Closer" 

This photograph has to be one of the my favorite pieces by far. Although blurred it gives the illusion of realism for two of my favorite characters Buffy and Angel from the television series created by Joss Whedon (Avengers). The picture however is in fact of two collectible figures in a basic background, but without knowing that I find that the statues give off quite a human element.

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LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 27: Kevin Durant #35 of the Seattle SuperSonics drives against Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers during their game at Staples Center on NOVEMBER 27, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)