A fan-created, fan-run, non-profit, non-commercial archive for transformative fanworks, like fanfiction, fanart, fan videos, and podfic
more than 24090 fandoms | 1098000 users | 2869000 works
The Archive of Our Own is a project of the Organization for Transformative Works.
With an AO3 account, you can:
- Share your own fanworks
- Get notified when your favorite works, series, or users update
- Participate in challenges
- Keep track of works you've visited and works you want to check out later
While the site is in beta, you can join by getting an invitation from another user or from our automated invite queue. All fans and fanworks are welcome!
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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!
Are you interested in volunteering for the Organization for Transformative Works as a Tag Wrangler or Fanlore staffer?
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.