News of Note, Legal Advocacy
Stand with EFF and OTW
Read more about the 2012 exemption proceedings here.
News of Note, Commercialization of Fans, Movies, Fanfiction , Music, Fanfilms, Fan Videos
Here's a roundup of stories on fandom works in the news that might be of interest to fans:
News of Note, Commercialization of Fans, Gaming, Twitter, Fanfiction , Television, Fannish Histories, Fannish Practices
Here's a roundup of stories on evolving fandom that might be of interest to fans:
Announcement, OTW Sections
Here at the OTW, things are gearing up for the beginning of the 2012 term! The interwebs are humming with activity and excitement as we get ready to welcome new staff and start the new year's work.
The end of December and the beginning of January was our official hiatus, during which most of our staffers and volunteers* took a well-earned rest (at least in theory)! This is also the time when our committees dissolve and reform, and our hard-working Volunteers and Recruitment Committee sort through all the lists of people who are 'Willing to Serve'. This is the main time for taking on new committee staffers, and is an opportunity for people to step up to new roles (or to step down from old ones). Some people are returning to the committees they have served on before, others are getting ready to try something new, and we have a bunch of new folk joining us! \0/
Activism, Gender and Sexuality, News of Note, Comics, Gaming, Intellectual Property, Fanfiction , Fanfilms, Television
Here's a roundup of stories on collaborative fan activity that might be of interest to fans:
DMCA, News of Note, Legal Advocacy
--written by Rachael Vaughn, OTW Legal Committee
Gender and Sexuality, News of Note, Studies, Sports, Fannish Histories, News Media
Here's a roundup of stories on sports fandom that might be of interest to fans:
Gender and Sexuality, News of Note, Comics, Movies
Here's a roundup of stories on female fandom that might be of interest to fans:
Spotlight, Intellectual Property, Legal Advocacy
In a week following widespread Internet protests against proposed legislation in the U.S., there is an effort going on internationally to protest the potential effects of ACTA. The OTW is concerned about this treaty which has potentially large implications but about which there has been very little information. "In October 2007, the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan simultaneously announced that they would negotiate a new intellectual property enforcement treaty the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement or ACTA. Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada have joined the negotiations."
News of Note, Intellectual Property, Entertainment Industries, Technology
Here's a roundup of stories on legal actions that might be of interest to fans: