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9-17-2010 @ 9:23PM
The answer to this is yes, actually. You can write fanfiction for profit if you base your writing on something in the public domain. That's what John Updike did when he wrote "Gertrude and Claudius," which is basically a novella-length Hamlet fanfic.You can also try to convince a judge that your work is transformative and culturally relevant enough. "Lo's Diary" and "The Wind Done Gone" took this route.
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