L'Organisation pour les Œuvres Transformatives (OTW) est une organisation à but non-lucratif créée par des fans pour les fans qui assure la préservation de l'histoire des oeuvres créées par les fans ainsi que des fancultures sous toutes leurs formes, et garantit leur accessibilité.
Call for Papers, Comics, Conferences, Fan Conventions, Fanfiction, Fannish Practices, Movies, Music, Television, Event
Welcome to our Events Calendar roundup for the month of September! The Events Calendar can be found on the OTW website and is open to submissions by anyone with news of an event. These can be viewed by event-type, such as Academic Conferences, Fan Events and Fests, Legal Events, OTW Events, or Technology Events taking place around the world.
Fandoms, Fanlore, Fannish Communities, Fannish Histories, Wiki Committee, Announcement
Fans are welcome to edit Fanlore at any time of the year, but this month the Wiki Committee is organizing a special event. Stub September is a challenge for everyone, newcomers and seasoned Fanlore editors alike, to pick a stub and expand on it. A stub is an article on Fanlore that is under-developed and missing important information.
Right now, there are over 1900 existing pages on Fanlore that are already identified as stubs. You can use the list to find a page where you know something about the topic, and edit the page to add your new information. Simple!
DMCA, Intellectual Property, Movies, News Media, Takedowns, Technology, News of Note
- The Japan News posted a story about how a Trans-Pacific Partnership crackdown could affect fanfiction publishing. "[T]he 12 nations engaged in the TPP negotiations are building a consensus that would allow for prosecution of copyright infringement without the need for a formal complaint, but instead based on reports from third parties or an independent judgement by an investigative authority." This contrasts with Japan's current system, "copyright infringement can only be investigated after a formal complaint from the creator of the original work or its rights holder."