star wars

Who owns the commons?

In chapter four of his book Convergence Culture, Henry Jenkins writes about fans using the Star Wars universe for their own videos or literature, and LucasFlims prohibiting parts of this appropriation. This battle between the producers and the consumers raises the question, who has the rights to these media productions such as the Star Wars movies? Is it the producers who create them, or is it the consumers who have grown up with them, explored them, and may better understand them?

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