WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Fan Haven is building a legal playground for Fandom. And we want to talk to Creators looking for a solution to the Fan & Copyright divide.
We Want Your Input
Share your voice
We are in the development stage of Fan Haven and we want your input. Sign up for the mailing list below to stay in touch. We'll be organizing digital town halls, surveys, and one-on-one conversations with you and Fan Haven founders in the coming weeks. We really want to understand what needs you have as Copyright Holders and Fan Creators in this digital age of collaborative possibility.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE THE TARGET FEATURES OF FAN HAVEN?
Currently, the Fan Haven platform is slated to include tools to help build fandom-based Lexicons, Fan Theory Boards, Fanfiction Collectives, Fan Roleplay Zones, Fan Art Portfolios, and Fan Merch Stores.
Within these tools, we're building a blanket licensing and ad-revenue service. These tools would allow Copyright Holders the ability to grant legal derivative licenses and ad-revenue percentages to Fan Creators posting on the platform.
WHAT AM I SIGNING UP FOR?
Because we are in the building stage of FanHaven.net we're looking for Copyright Holders and Fan Creators who are interested in a service that brings the two powerhouses of fandom together. The only way Fan Haven can be successful is if potential users tell us what they need.
WHAT IS A COPYRIGHT HOLDER?
We use the term 'Copyright Holder' to describe individuals engaging in the commercial release of original content. These are people who own the copyright to books, movies, television, and web materials. Anyone who creates original content and shares it with the world is a Copyright Holder.
WHAT IS A FAN CREATOR??
We use the term 'Fan Creator' to describe individuals who engage in fandom-building activities. Fanfiction writers, Lexicon contributors, Fan Artists, and more. These people might not create original works for commercial purposes but they contribute to the content creation that helps spread brand awareness for their beloved fandoms.
SO... I CANNOT USE THIS SERVICE YET?
Note yet! Right now we are chatting with potential copyright holders and fan creators to decide whether a project like this would be something the market wants. We believe that it is important to chat with potential users before building anything.
AS A COPYRIGHT HOLDER WHY DO YOU NEED MY INPUT?
As a Copyright Holder, you spend a lot of time and money to bring your work to life. We believe that you should have input on how the internet profits off of your hard work. Fan Haven is being built so that you can connect with your fans beyond megaphone-style social media posts.
There are so many questions we have that can only be answered by you.
AS A FAN CREATOR WHY DO YOU NEED MY INPUT?
As a Fan Creator, you're probably spending a lot of time and energy on writing fanfiction, debating theories, sourcing canon for lexicons, designing killer art, and so on. You have a unique insight into a huge part of the internet that a lot of commercial creatives turn a blind eye to because of the legal grey area surrounding the things you love doing. There are so many questions we have that only you can answer.
HOW ARE YOU APPROACHING THE LICENSING OF FAN WORK?
We believe that fan work cannot exist without the original copyright holder. We also believe the success of original copyrighted projects cannot exist without fans. The two work together to build what we call fandom.
We are working with lawyers that are helping us identify the best approach to licensing between these two entities that are 'WIN-WIN.'
Because "Fair Use" and "Transformative Work" can only be determined in federal court when a conflict arises we are aiming to build a community agreement here at Fan Haven. If the two entities agree to terms on how the original work can be used the community can spend less time and money on litigation and focus on building the worlds they love.
WHO DO I CONTACT?
We understand that our approach is a little different from how Fandom has worked in the digital space. We welcome all inquiries and concerns sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to building this platform with your help! Keep a lookout for your confirmation email. We'll be in touch!
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