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OTW Signal, June 2024

Every month in OTW Signal we’ll take a look at stories that connect to the OTW’s mission and projects, including legal, technology, academic, fannish history, and preservation issues that are important for fandom, fan culture or transformative works. In the News Would Shakespeare have an AO3 account? A recent article on JSTOR Daily takes a look at the communal framework that modern fanfiction authors share with the Bard himself. Modern fanfiction relies on a collaborative, multifaceted universe of writing, sharing, and cross-promotion, and Finn and McCall point out that, similarly, “working within medieval and early modern patronage systems, writers were almost always writing for both… Read more