Originally posted by V323
@Nikita - That is exactly what I say. The three writers in question are inspired
from a scenario, to create
a new story. It is not plagiarism. Fan fiction comes under inspiration. =)
@.Destiny. - A point well made. i myself make it a point to include emotions. Some have told me my writings are
all about emotions
@Nabila - See, I have aspirations to do Law someday, so I'm gonna keep that snippet in mind
One question though - How can writing Fan Fiction be illegal, if I we are not using it for commercial purposes? Nobody here is recieving monetary gain from what they write, so how can FF writing be illegal?
Take the example of 50 Shades Of Gray by E.L James ... The story had originally been an Edward-Bella (From Twilight by S.Meyer) Fan-Fiction. Later however, James removed the story from FF Net, changed the names in the story, and published it as her own.
Meyer could have slapped an accusation of plagiarism, but it would hold no grounds for James hath changeth the names
So, unless one of us is asked by publishers to sell them our Arnav Khushi Story, I can't really see how we are doing something illegal ...
I'm sorry if I'm wrong, I'm no expert in these matters. If I crossed a line, I apologise in advance =)
It's illegal in the sense that it's not our original characters, our original background story, etc on which the Fan Fiction has been based upon.
Think of it this way - a person writes a spin-off story on your story, Glass. The writer uses your characters, your background story and then writers her own story from there, with her own twists etc.
If you had made Glass with completely original characters, new names everything, then that would be your own work. But since you used Arnav and Khushi - and when someone reads those two names, they connect it to Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon - then that's when things get tricky.
That's why, legally, a lot of people say you cannot put the accusation of someone plagiarising someone else Fan Fiction - but I don't know if that's changing.
This is just my understanding of it - I could be wrong, and feel free to correct me if I am.