Reading Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig tonight. I just got through the first pages, but I was reading about Manga in Japan and how derivative comics are illegal and nevertheless very popular. Lessig says that we don't have analogous phenomena in the US, but I beg to differ. Maybe he's too classy to be clued into this, but what about fanfic? Has anyone else noticed how it's come into it's own since the advent of the blog (and more generally, the internet)?