What are the criteria for a high fan friendly rating



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I have been thinking a lot about how to apply pressure on the media companies to be more fan friendly, so I've concocted a plan.  We need to compile a survey to send out the content creators and companies that produce the content we love.  I will then publish their responses on the site.  To calculate each respondents score by:


  • +1 for every fan friendly answer

  • 0 for every question they refuse to answer or answer so vaguely it is of no use

  • -1 for every fan hostile answer


Questions for the Survey



  1. What is your policy towards Fanfiction (Text stories using characters, settings, and other elements from works you own the copyright to and that are distributed for free to other fans)?

    • Does Fanfiction add to or detract from the value of your original content?

    • Does Fanfiction have a positive or negative marketing effect for your original content?

    • Does Fanfiction violate copyright or is it a product of fair use?

    • Does Fanfiction increase or decrease audience engagement?



  2. What is your policy towards Fanart (Images and/or crafts using characters, settings, and other elements from works you own the copyright to and that are distributed for free to other fans)?

    • Does Fanart add to or detract from the value of your original content?

    • Does Fanart have a positive or negative marketing effect for your original content?

    • Does Fanart violate copyright or is it a product of fair use?

    • Does Fanart increase or decrease audience engagement?



  3. What is your policy towards Fanvids (Videos using clips, music, and other elements from works you own the copyright to and that are distributed for free to other fans)?

    • Do Fanvids add to or detract from the value of your original content?

    • Do Fanvids have a positive or negative marketing effect for your original content?

    • Do Fanvids violate copyright or is it a product of fair use?

    • Do Fanvids increase or decrease audience engagement?



  4. What is your policy towards Fanfilms (Original videos using characters, settings, and other elements from works you own the copyright to and that are distributed for free to other fans)?

    • Do Fanfilms add to or detract from the value of your original content?

    • Do Fanfilms have a positive or negative marketing effect for your original content?

    • Do Fanfilms violate copyright or is it a product of fair use?

    • Do Fanfilms increase or decrease audience engagement?



  5. What is your policy towards Filk (Songs using characters, settings, and other elements from works you own the copyright to)?

    • Does Filk add to or detract from the value of your original content?

    • Does Filk have a positive or negative marketing effect for your original content?

    • Does Filk violate copyright or is it a product of fair use?

    • Does Filk increase or decrease audience engagement?



  6. What is your policy towards Fangames (Table top and video games using characters, settings, and other elements from works you own the copyright to and that are distributed for free to other fans)?

    • Do Fangames add to or detract from the value of your original content?

    • Do Fangames have a positive or negative marketing effect for your original content?

    • Do Fangames violate copyright or is it a product of fair use?

    • Do Fangames increase or decrease audience engagement?




These are the questions I want to ask, do you have any others?

Please share this post around, and help me to make this survey as good as it can be, then I'll start sending it out to media companies.  Let's get them on the record, one way or another.

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My name is Charlie, but if your looking for my work, I go by C. E. Dorsett.  I write scifi, fantasy, and a touch of horror.  I like to play with gothic, steampunk, decopunk, epic fantasy, and wuxia.  I love to tell stories and talk about books, movies, series, and music.