* Fanlore has hit 10,000 articles!!! We’re not 100 percent sure, but we think the 10,000th article was on fan Virginia Lee Smith. For Valentine’s Day, consider adding someone or something you love to Fanlore!
* Author, 17, Says It’s ‘Mixing,’ Not Plagiarism: A young German novelist has published a bestselling novel called Axolotl Roadkill which cites–or as the author says, remixes–chunks of various other published works without attribution. While some have called this plagiarism, others see the quotations as thematic, and the accusations have not stopped the book from being nominated for a major prize.
* Last but not least, friend of the OTW Nina Paley, the animator who made Sita Sings The Blues, has been making “minute memes” for QuestionCopyright.org. Her latest work is called All Creative Work Is Derivative; that link will take you to a description of her process in making this video.