OTW Legal at San Diego Comic-Con

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San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) the world-famous, multi-fandom convention is about to kick off and the OTW will be there!

The Organization for Transformative Works, together with deviantART, will be hosting a panel titled “Comic-Con How-To: Fans, Love, and the Law” on Saturday, 26 July. The speakers will be Betsy Rosenblatt and Heidi Tandy from OTW Legal, and Josh Wattles from deviantART. They’ll be discussing the legal issues surrounding fanworks, so bring your questions about fair use, cease and desist letters, and any other legal issues that have come up in your fannish activities.

The panel will take place in Room 2 from 3:30-4:30.

For those interested in the Comic-Con schedule description:

“Fan art, fanfic, and fan video are delightful passions and like all such things, if they go too far, someone might get angry. DeviantART and the Organization for Transformative Works, together holding the largest collection of fanworks in the universe based on any intellectual property within any media, will bring out their lawyers to explain how you can go to sleep at night, dream the dream of fans, and never have to hide under the bed. “Lawyer Up” with Betsy Rosenblatt and Heidi Tandy from OTW Legal and Josh Wattles from deviantART.”

For fans not at SDCC this year, the OTW Legal Committee is always open to your questions, so feel free to contact them.