Yet more reasons to respect Neil Gaiman

http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2008/04/fair-use-and-other-things.html

Neil Gaiman comments on the Rowling Lexicon case, fair use, and the nature of creation. Plus, he’s heavily involved with the Comic Book Defense Fund.

Lots of emails from people asking me to comment on the JK Rowling/ Steve Vander Ark copyright case. My main reaction is, having read as much as I can about it, given the copyright grey zone it seems to exist in, is a “Well, if it was me, I’d probably be flattered”, but that obviously isn’t how J.K. Rowling feels. I can’t imagine myself trying to stop any of the unauthorised books that have come out about me or about things I’ve created over the years, and where possible I’ve tried to help, and even when I haven’t liked them I’ve shrugged and let it go.

He follows up here:
http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2008/04/few-final-copyright-thoughts-before-we.html

and he makes a lot of great points.

2 Comments

  1. Posted 4/28/2008 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing this, Carlos. I’ve been frustrated by the Lexicon case, and it’s nice to hear a successful author come down more or less on the side of the fans.

  2. Posted 7/10/2008 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    Thanks carlos!
    Thats why you are who you are, I great heart person like you Carlo will have a nice spot in heaven i garaty you! God will pay you back!!