I have just received this reply from OTW Legal Committee Chairwoman Betsy Rosenblatt regarding the issue of shows like “Chatty Man”, “The Graham Norton Show”, and “Wake Up” using fanworks on their programs to shock guests. Sad to say, it is very, very disappointing.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. As a fandom advocate, I agree that these sorts of spectacles are problematic, and unkind to the artists. However, just as we support fans’ rights to comment on original works without permission, we also recognize others’ ability to comment on fanworks without permission. While these uses are distasteful, they’re not the sort of thing the Legal committee generally gets involved in.
I have, however, passed your message along to our communications committee, in the event that that committee would be interested in posting about this subject and its impacts on fandom.
Thanks again for contacting Legal. We appreciate your keeping us involved! All the best -
Betsy Rosenblatt Chair, Legal Committee OTW
In my honest opinion, what these shows did DOES NOT FALL under a banner of “commentary”. In the meantime, let’s just continue with the PETITION. There are now 238 signatures in all, but we need more numbers. Please do share/reblog/sign if you feel strongly about this as I do.
Let ‘s spread the word, and make it an example to warn other fandoms.
Given the number of fanartists who have flooded my dash with their rants regarding the showing of fanarts on TV shows like “Chatty Man” and “Wake Up”, I already went ahead and made a petition against the exploitation of fanworks by the entertainment media.
I hope you would support this petition by signing, sharing and reblogging it.
In the meantime, still waiting for a response from OTW.
I have written to the Organization of Transformative Works on AO3 regarding the recent practice of media of showing explicit fanarts to the celebrities they are interviewing for shock value as has been done on recent interviews with Tom Hiddleston.
Are you going to make a poster-size print of your Thorki manip available?
Sorry, I don’t like making it to be a selling item. Besides, I don’t have hi-res file to print it. If people like it for a personal collection, I would suggest them to print the small image into a post card and put it nears their beds. No business activity for this manip.
yanno sometimes i wish there’s a lawyer in the fandom who will help fanartists sue the fuck out of a media company whenever their artwork is publicized without their consent (only to be mocked, no less!).
I have to know, how do you feel that your art accidentally got used for a poster in China? Embarrassed? Amazed? I am so curious!
I laughed so hard when I saw the theater poster, and next day I was all embarrassed because a Taiwanese news reporter showed this image to Tom and Chris. I was afraid that they would feel unconformable with the manip, but thanks god they were laughing at it. I’m so surprised by the power of the Internet, and glad everyone has an open heart and accepts the humor of it. Love this fandom!:D
Hannibal you bastard!! How can you do this to Will!! Is this the way to treat your friend!? Even your Chinese black chicken soup can’t put my anger down! BTW, did you know that in Chinese, black chicken soup is meant for women who making recovery from childbirth?….:/
I’m mostly annoyed about this because of the people defending him since somehow, because hes a white British actor who had a role queerbaiting with another white british actor, hes allowed to be a complete and utter twat professionally and publicly because he’s british and his “british sense of humour” is calling women krill and dogs, muslims terrorists and gay people sneaky poofs.
That doesn’t mean you have to stop liking Martin Freeman?? He doesn’t have to stop being your favourite actor, Sherlock/The Hobbit doesnt have to stop being your favourite thing? My opinion of him hasn’t changed in the slightest (mostly because I dont care about celebrities at all), yours doesn’t either. You don’t have to really give a rats ass?
But just realise for gods sake that he called a woman an ugly dog in a professional interview for absolutely no reason other than he thinks he’s funny, and has made racist and sexist and homophobic jokes before. Is it so hard to realise and understand that? What’s so difficult about saying, “yes my favourite actor was very much out of line with that comment and very rude, but because of his acting skills he will continue to be my favourite actor”?
You don’t have to justify somebody’s behaviour if it’s childish.