When Zoey Ellis lands a contract with a publisher to write a novel, she is thrilled. It’s a dream come true. That is until she gets hit with accusations of plagiarism, and takedown notices are filed with all the e-book publishers.
Her fantasy novel is set in the Omegaverse, a fan-created universe online populated by wolf-like creatures called Alphas, Betas and Omegas (A/B/O). The Omegaverse has its roots in erotic slash-fiction from fandoms for CW shows like Teen Wolf and Supernatural.
Fantasy stories are known for their world-building, but what happens when building the world started as an online collaborative endeavor? Can it be plagiarism? Can you copyright a trope?
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Hosted by journalist Alzo Slade, the show dives deep into the stories of cheats of all kinds – con artists, unfaithful lovers, and large-scale frauds.