OTW (Organizacja na rzecz Twórczości Przeobrażonej) to organizacja non-profit prowadzona przez fanów i dla fanów, by chronić historię i zapewnić dostęp do twórczości i kultury fanowskiej.
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."
Intellectual Property, Legal Committee, Spotlight
South Africa is considering adopting a fair use provision in its copyright law, and supporters want to ensure that the law actually protects fair use.
Books, Fandoms, Fanfiction, Fannish Communities, Music, Sports, Television, News of Note
At Nerd Reactor Genevieve LeBlanc wrote about the joy of fandom. "It was Simon Pegg that said that being a geek was 'a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.' For me, it means I have the ability to take joy from small moments like these. The happiness is disproportional to the actual significance of the event; I got immense entertainment with friends about two Coke bottles sharing names with fictional characters. It’s absolutely meaningless, but being a nerd means that it gets to make me happy. And who can deny the benefit of a little extra happiness in our lives?"