OTW Signal

OTW Signal, August 2021

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

A few months ago, OTW Legal Staffer Casey Fiesler wrote an article: Gift Logic: Labors of love flourish online under fandom’s social norms. In it she discussed the “pull to publish” practice and explored the history that led to the OTW’s founding, and how volunteers learned to create the spaces they needed.

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OTW Signal

OTW Signal, July 2021

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

After nearly 14 years, the OTW and its projects have come to be known in different quarters of fandom as well as outside of it. But it’s always encouraging to see people recognize the work our volunteers have been doing.

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OTW Signal

OTW Signal, June 2021

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

Perhaps as part of an upcoming sale of the Yahoo properties, Yahoo Answers is being shut down with little notice to users or easy way to save content. This decision has led some to take note of the similarity to other Yahoo actions over the years.

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