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05/22/2013 10:34 am ET Updated Jul 22, 2013

Amazon's New Kindle Worlds Gives Authors A Way To Sell Fan Fiction Without Legal Hassles -- PaidContent

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50 Shades of Grey, which started out as Twilight-inspired fan fiction, raised a few copyright questions that didn't stop it from selling millions and millions of copies. But when a work is more directly based on another author's creation -- using the same characters and setting, for instance -- the legal hurdles can be greater.

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