Fordham IPLJ Podcast Episode 11: Fan Film Legality
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Episode 11: Fan Films


Episode 11: Fan Films

Fan Films! The modern “fan” has consistently created a significant amount of fan works in the United States. U.S. law is often centrally relevant when determining the legality of fan films and fiction. Online Editor Anthony Zangrillo and Associate Editor Vincent Barbuto discuss the current laws governing the use and distribution of these fan works. The podcast touches on copyrightability of the underlying source work, the derivative work right, and fair use. Popular examples of fan works discussed include Star Trek, Star Wars, Power Rangers, Venom, and Punisher.

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Anthony Zangrillo

Anthony Zangrillo is a third year student at Fordham University School of Law and the Online Editor of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal. He will be joining the Capital Markets group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP after graduation. While an undergraduate student at NYU, he founded the Motion Picture Club. ( You can find him on Twitter at @FordhamIPLJ.