Right to Relief
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|Title:||Right to Relief|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: TOS, Kirk/Spock|
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Right to Relief is a series of five articles by Judith Gran.
Each essay discusses fanfiction and copyright issues.
They were printed in the letterzine Not Tonight, Spock! #7, #8, #9, #10, and #12.
- addresses the issue of whether fan art portraying Kirk and Spock violates any rights of the actors who play the parts
- the fandom-related implications of a 1984 Supreme Court decision that found videotaping of televisions programs to be “fair use” and not infringement of copyrighted material
- addresses illegitimacy as a legal concept and how this is relevant to Kirk’s son David
- takes on David Gerrold's open letter in "Not Tonight, Spock!" #9 and refutes the legal claims within it, see Open Letter to K/S Fandom by David Gerrold
- responds to the question: "Several years ago, a copy of a K/S zine was sent to Paramount’s Legal Department, yet the corporation chose not to prosecute. Has Paramount thereby lost the right to enforce its Star Trek copyrights against K/S fan fiction?"