Date of Award
Honors College Thesis
Rebecca Powell, Ph.D.
Fanfiction communities give would-be authors a place to practice their craft. This study focused on how fanfiction community members defined and policed plagiarism. The aim of this study was to conduct qualitative analysis of plagiarism cases in online fanfiction communities. The data sources were analyzed using Grounded Theory. Analysis found that fanfiction communities use certain protocols to police plagiarism except when it violates their highest value, popularity. This study contributes to our understanding of plagiarism in a digital age.
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Hicks, Claudia I., "Fanfiction Communities and Plagiarism: An Academic Inquiry" (2016). Honors Theses. 429.