Critical Writing Index

User-Penetrated Content: Fan Video in the Age of Convergence

by Julie Levin Russo

Cinema Journal, Summer 2009, v. 48, no. 4, pp. 125-130

Julie Levin Russo looks at the phenomenon of vidding, creating a new work by meticulously editing together other, frequently copyrighted works, in order to create a fan video, and the historical precedents and social and legal ramifications behind it. There is also some focus on corporations and their attempts to use this phenomenon for advertising purposes.

ITEM 2009.145 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

CloserKilla and T. Jonesy