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fryfanSpyOrama

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« on: 02-26-2004 21:57 »
« Last Edit on: 02-26-2004 21:57 »

I did a PlanetExpressman fanfic a while back.  PlanetExpressman Together, it was a parody of X2: X-men United.  However, I was accused of ripping off the movie.  I don't think I ripped off the movie. I wrote the fanfic for the purpose of parodying the movie, much like how Spaceballs parodied Star Wars or how Scary Movie parodied Scream.  I didn't write the story word for word just like the movie, and I was able to change a few things and add a few twists.

Then I was told that the people who did those parody movies had permission to do them.  That may be true, but they had to gain profit.  I on the other had am not getting any profit, if I was then I would ask for permission.  So is doing a fanfic that parodies a movie a rip-off? 
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #1 on: 02-26-2004 23:51 »

I've done a fanfic called "The Fry-Trix" and no one accused me of ripping off "The Matrix: Reloaded" which is what the fic was based on. This is strange. Then again, the fic was not a parody.

In an answer to your question. Doing a parody is not exactly a rip off. Doing a fic which follows the movie with very close detail is a rip off(I didn't do that). You have to come up with some material to make it original. I haven't read the fic yet so I can't decide. Can you tell me where the fic is?
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #2 on: 02-26-2004 23:56 »
« Last Edit on: 01-11-2005 00:00 »

 http://www.futurama-madhouse.com.ar/fanfic/anthology_of_bender.shtml

Here is where you can read it.  You guys be the judge, it is third of three stories I have on this link.  So, you'll have to either read the first two or just move your mouse down to read my third story. 

Is my story a rip-off or a parody?  Many people have said it was a good funny clever story, but there was one person who said it was a rip-off and that is something I don't understand.  And I too had done a matrix parody, "Ironfinger: Reloaded" It can be read at that very same website.
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #3 on: 02-27-2004 00:01 »

cross in the green, never inbetween...i say your good [king]olde...spice.[/king]
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #4 on: 02-27-2004 12:26 »

 
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Originally posted by ActionLaPointe:
cross in the green, never inbetween...i say your good [king]olde...spice.[/king]

Thanks LaPointe
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #5 on: 02-28-2004 21:29 »

The law tends to allow writers some freedom when it comes to parodies, as far as I'm aware unless you directly reference you don't need permisson.
Incidentally, anyone who thinks a parody is a rip-off has clearly missed the point.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #6 on: 02-28-2004 23:09 »

What would you say about my story?
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #7 on: 03-21-2004 12:58 »

Has anybody ever been accused of ripping off something in their fanfics? I still don't think I ripped off anything.
rule brittannia

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« Reply #8 on: 03-21-2004 13:10 »

it is only a fan fic and you are not making money outta it so whoever accused you is a moron and can go to hell!
EvilLunch

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« Reply #9 on: 03-24-2004 19:41 »

Antz was a rip-off of A Bug's Life. Dreamworks took the idea of a 'CG movie about bugs' from Pixar and ran with it without giving credit where due. Chinpokomon is a parody of Pokemon. It makes fun of various aspects of the anime and game, basically letting viewers know that it does so. Your work is clearly parody.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #10 on: 03-24-2004 20:22 »

That is what I've been saying the whole time.  I don't know why I was accused of ripping off.
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