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This Week in Fandom, Volume 7

It’s been an interesting week for the legal side of fandom. In an ongoing situation, the makers of the Star Trek fan film series Axanar are being sued by Paramount and CBS for copyright infringement. A lot of copyright holders choose not to go to court over fan films and other fanworks, but Axanar is different than most fan films in that it has raised over one million US dollars via crowdfunding.

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Guest Post: Fresca

From time to time, the OTW will be hosting guest posts on our OTW News accounts. These guests will be providing an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom where our projects may have a presence. The posts express each author’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. We welcome suggestions from fans for future guest posts, which can be left as a comment here or by contacting us directly.

Fresca is a longtime fan of Star Trek (The Original Series) and a new fan of Inspector Lewis (with other stops along the fandom way). She lives in hope of a TV show with a compelling female pair of cops or colleagues, like the first six episodes of Cagney & Lacey. She is learning how to edit Wikipedia and has just started to write fanfic (specifically Lewis/Hathaway fic). She still primarily blogs on blogspot (yes, it’s kind of lonely). Her rather antique fanvids, those the copyright vampires didn’t get, are available on YouTube. The following has been edited for length.

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Guest Post: Ash48

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From time to time, the OTW will be hosting guest posts on our OTW News accounts. These guests will be providing an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom where our projects may have a presence. The posts express each author’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. We welcome suggestions from fans for future guest posts, which can be left as a comment here or by contacting us directly.

Hailing from Australia, Ash48 has vidded in several fandoms but primarily for Supernatural. Along with her fandom works, she also created the Introduction to the OTW video in 2014, which explains the OTW’s projects to viewers and has been subtitled in 16 languages.. Today she talks a bit about her fandom experience and how she began vidding.

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