Why we should talk about commodifying fan work

  • Nele Noppe Catholic University of Leuven
Keywords: Commodification, Copyright, Economy, Fan community


Fan work's potential role in the cultural economy—in other words, its commodification—is an issue that has received little attention from fans and fan scholars. It is time to consider how we can ensure that commodification of fan work ends up benefiting fans first.

Author Biography

Nele Noppe, Catholic University of Leuven
PhD student, Japanese Studies research unit, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Visiting researcher, Faculty of Economics, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
How to Cite
Noppe, N. (2011). Why we should talk about commodifying fan work. Transformative Works and Cultures, 8. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2011.0369