Dead links, vaporcuts, and creativity in fan edit replication

Joshua Wille

Abstract


In my examination of a Star Wars prequel trilogy fan edit reportedly made by Topher Grace, I introduce the term vaporcut to describe fan edits with reputations that may generate critical discourse but that are not publicly released. I explore the ways some fan editors attempt to recreate intangible projects but inevitably produce variant works that reflect their own creative perspectives.

Keywords


Copyright; Marvel; Megaupload; Pirate Bay; Remix; Star Wars

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