A new academic paper studying the IP status of internet folklore argues that online community-created works are in the commons, and suggests that claims of ownership – under both copyright and trademark law – harm the public by depriving it of more creative works. The research focuses primarily on Slender Man, and predicts the release of a major Hollywood movie next year could lead to entities seeking to “exclusively own” the horror character.

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