Dead links, vaporcuts, and creativity in fan edit replication

  • Joshua Wille University of Kansas
Keywords: Copyright, Marvel, Megaupload, Pirate Bay, Remix, Star Wars


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.

Author Biography

Joshua Wille, University of Kansas
PhD student in Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas, as well as independent fan editor.