T-Shirts: Ultimate Fan Fiction!

I just got back from visiting my dear friend and former YA librarian in FL, and we got to talking about YA lit, as we are wont to do, and of course, Eclipse came up. She hasn’t finished it yet, but knows I am a Jacob/Bella ‘shipper, and she took a moment to show me some awesome t-shirts at Zazzle:

Team Jacob:
http://www.zazzle.com/pd/find?qs=jacob+black

Team Edward:
http://www.zazzle.com/pd/find?qs=edward+cullen

and, of course, Harry Potter:
http://www.zazzle.com/pd/find?qs=harry+potter

I am sure there are others – share your links, below.

Two questions come to mind: what kind of copyright infringement is this? And, is this not content creation at it’s finest?! At the very least, it could be a very creative idea to extend discussion around a book: design the t-shirt! My new friend Sarah tells me that iron-on transfers for your library printer only cost a coupla bucks…

About Beth Gallaway

Beth Gallaway was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2006 for her work in advocating for videogames in libraries. She is an independent library trainer/consultant specializing in gaming, technology, and youth services, and is a YALSA certified Serving the Underserved (SUS) trainer.
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  1. We roadtripped to St. Louis to see Stephanie Meyer and unfortunately I didn’t take any pics of the crowd. It was a little unreal but exciting to see that screaming fans had created DIY t-shirts and signs. Since I’m an Uglies fan, thought I’d mention Scott has a shop set up on his blog @http://scottwesterfeld.com/index.htm. Also, Cynthia Leitch Smith promotes one on her blog for Tantalize @http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/.

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