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  • Fan Creation & Copyright Survey: Preliminary Results

    Published: Fri 24 Feb 2017 02:54PM EST Comments: 24

    Last month, OTW Legal conducted a survey about fan experience with and knowledge of copyright. We had such a great response! Nearly 3,000 people participated. Because of this amazing response rate, we have a LOT of data - especially since so many gave us great, detailed answers to free response questions. So we still have more analysis work to do! But as part of fair use week, we wanted to provide some preliminary results, and give some thoughts about trends we're seeing - especially around issues related to fair use. And the best part about our results is that we're learning a lot about how we think we can help you as a legal advocacy team!


  • The OTW is Recruiting Tag Wranglers and Fanlore Staffers

    Published: Wed 22 Feb 2017 12:35PM EST Comments: 4

    Are you interested in volunteering for the Organization for Transformative Works as a Tag Wrangler or Fanlore staffer?


  • Releases 0.9.175 - 0.9.180: Change Log

    Published: Tue 21 Feb 2017 09:34PM EST Comments: 7

    Our mission to update Rails continues with more clean up, strong parameters, and tests, but we also have a big pile of small bug fixes and enhancements, not to mention a few new tools for the volunteers who keep the Archive running.