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Fan Fiction:

Definition:
Fanfictions are fictional stories by people who are fans of any existing story. Any story, non-media specific can be used. This includes stories found in books, movies, television, oral retellings, games, and anything else that has a story. These stories go along side, add to, or rewrite the existing stories. For example, if a fan wished two characters fell in love, and lived happily ever after, rather than dying horrible deaths at the end of the story, they might write a three chapter+ long story that’s meant to be read instead of the last three chapters of a book.

FanFiction.net is one of, if not the most popular fanfiction websites with over 1,800,000 fan works, with over 400,000 dedicated to harry potter alone. There are many sites that are more specialized then fanfiction.net, two popular harry potter ones are harrypotterfanfiction.com and muggle.net. The interest in fanfiction is proved by harrypotterfanfiction.net which claims that “we currently hold over 60,000 stories and receive, on average, over 30 million hits per month.” While it is not legal to sell fanfiction, these sites make a lot of money by having advertisements on their site.

Legal
Fan fiction is a controversial issue as some authors don't like others creating or modifying stories using their existing likeness. Different famous authors respond differently to fanfiction of their works. J.K Rowling and Stephanie Meyer promote fanfiction while others like Anne Rice and Raymond Feist are against it.According to current United States copyright laws, copyright owners have the right to control or restrict the publishing of "derivative works" based on their material, a category that includes fan fiction. There is an organization called the Organization for Transformative Works(OTW) that advocates for fan fiction. Fair use is a doctrine in United States copyright law that allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders

Links:
Lord of the Rings Fan Fiction
Twilight Fan Fiction
Harry Potter Fan Fiction
DBZ Fan Fiction
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=fanfiction - How to find Fan Ficton
http://www.fanfiction.net/
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5076145/1/Fan_Friction