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May 2017 Newsletter, Volume 113

I. OTW IN PERSON

May brought two opportunities for Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) staff to interact with OTW members offline! Legal chair Betsy Rosenblatt and Communications staffer Claudia Rebaza presented “Celebrating 10 Years of Serving Fans: Meet the OTW” at WhedonCon in Southern California. Thanks to the convention organizers and everyone who came out to chat!

Additionally, Legal staffer Casey gave a TedX talk at Colorado University about fair use and remix, entitled “How the Internet and Copyright Fuel Creativity.” You can check out a video of the talk on YouTube and learn about how fanworks fit into US copyright laws.

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 52

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, did you hear that “stan” has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary? As both a noun and a verb!


The big story of the week is the Wonder Woman movie and its success. It has a 93% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, it grossed US$103 million in the US on its opening weekend, plus US$125 million in other countries, which is a box office record for a female-directed film. I’m not even going to touch on what mainstream news outlets have to say about the movie, because the fans have it all covered.

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