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HP Fandom, a Harry Potter archive for gen and slash fanfiction, and The Hex Files, a Harry Potter archive for Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter fanfiction and fanart, are being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

The Hex Files and HP Fandom are both popular Harry Potter archives. The Hex Files, created in 2005 by SeparatriX, holds over 3600 Harry/Draco fanworks. HP Fandom, created in 2004 by Ataraxis, and later moderated by SeparatriX, holds over 8500 gen and slash Harry Potter stories. Sadly, for financial and health reasons, SeparatriX has reluctantly decided to close the archives.

Open Doors will be working with SeparatriX to import the fanfiction on HP Fandom and The Hex Files into separate, searchable collections with their own identity. Also, as part of preserving the archives in their entirety, the fanart previously hosted in The Hex Files galleries will be hosted on the OTW's servers, and embedded in their own AO3 work pages. Eventually the links going to the old sites will redirect to the collections on AO3 so the works can continue to be found with their old URLs. We will begin importing works from HP Fandom and The Hex Files to their AO3 collections in October 2016.

What does this mean for creators who have work on HP Fandom and the Hex Files?

This is the part where we ask for your help!

1. If you already have an AO3 account and have posted your HP Fandom and the Hex Files works there, please contact Open Doors with your HP Fandom or the Hex Files pseud(s) and e-mail address(es), so that we won’t import your works. (Please include "HP Fandom” or “The Hex Files" in the subject heading.) Please visit the Open Doors website for instructions on mass-adding works to the HP Fandom collection on the AO3, or the Hex Files collection on the AO3.

2. If you don’t already have an AO3 account but would like one to import your works yourself, please contact Open Doors with your HP Fandom or The Hex Files pseud(s), and the preferred e-mail address to send the AO3 invite to. (Please include "HP Fandom” or “The Hex Files" in the subject heading.)

Please visit the Open Doors website for instructions on importing works to the HP Fandom collection on the AO3, or the Hex Files collection on the AO3.

3. If you don’t already have an AO3 account but would like one, as well as assistance importing your works, please contact Open Doors with your HP Fandom or the Hex Files pseud(s), and the preferred e-mail address to send the AO3 invite to. (Please include "HP Fandom” or “The Hex Files" in the subject heading.) Once your account is set up, let us know your AO3 name, and we can transfer your works to you once imported.

4. If you would NOT like your works moved, please contact Open Doors with your HP Fandom or The Hex Files pseud(s) and e-mail address(es) so that we will not add them. (Please include "HP Fandom” or “The Hex Files" in the subject heading.)

If you would not mind your works being preserved but do not want your name attached to them any longer, please let us know that too--we can orphan your works instead of leaving them behind to be deleted.

All works archived on a creator’s behalf will be attributed with the creator’s name in the byline of the work. As we import works, we will e-mail notifications to the address associated with the work. When all works have been accounted for, the Open Doors committee will set up the URL redirects, and we will permanently close down the site.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors.

If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your HP Fandom or The Hex Files account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's fantastic; if not, we will work with the HP Fandom and The Hex Files mod to confirm your claims.)

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ page, contact the Open Doors committee, or leave a comment on this post and we'll respond as soon as we can.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of both HP Fandom and The Hex Files on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve HP Fandom and The Hex Files!

- The Open Doors team

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Candidates Announcement

The Organization for Transformative Works is pleased to announce the following candidates for the 2016 Election (in alphabetical order by given name):

  • James Beal
  • Kristina Busse
  • Priscilla Del Cima

Because we have 2 seats to be filled and 3 candidates, the 2016 election will be contested—that is, the members of OTW will vote on which candidates fill the seats.

The Elections Committee is excited to introduce the candidates to all of the members of the OTW! Included in this post are links to short Bios and Manifestos written by the candidates. This post also marks the beginning of our Q&A period, during which we invite the public to submit questions for the candidates. Additionally, we will be holding a series of live chats – dates and times for those are to be announced based on candidate availability. Information on the voting period and how to vote will also be posted shortly. In the meantime, there is a timeline of Elections events available here for your reference. Read on to learn more about our candidates and how you can submit questions for them!

Manifestos and Bios

We asked each candidate to provide us with a Bio that sums up their professional and fannish experience, as well as to write a Manifesto about their goals for their term on the Board by answering the following questions:

  1. Why did you decide to run for election to the Board?
  2. What skills and/or experience would you bring to the Board?
  3. What goals would you like to achieve during your term?
  4. What is your experience of the OTW’s projects and how would you collaborate with the relevant committees to support and strengthen them? Please include AO3, TWC, Fanlore, our Legal Advocacy work and Open Doors, though feel free to emphasize particular areas you’re interested in.
  5. Choose two topics/issues that you think should be high priority for the OTW, both internally and externally. What do these topics mean to you and why do you value them? How will you make them a part of your service?
  6. What do you think the key responsibilities of a/the Board are? Are you familiar with the legal requirements for a US-based nonprofit board of directors?
  7. How would you balance your Board work with other roles in the OTW, or how do you plan to hand over your current roles to focus on Board work?

You can read both the candidates’ answers to these questions and their bios by following the links below.

Question & Answer (Q&A)

Candidates will also answer questions from the public. Anyone may submit questions via the Elections form. Please submit all questions by 11:59pm UTC on August 7 (what time is that where I live?). All candidates will answer each question submitted, subject to the following restrictions:

  • Questions must not be repeats of questions from the Manifestos. This is to allow candidates to spend their time answering new questions.
  • Similar questions will be grouped together so candidates don’t have to repeat themselves. Elections staff will decide which questions are similar enough to group.
  • If you have a follow-up to a Manifesto question, please specifically mention that it is a follow-up so it isn’t treated as a repeat.

The posting date for answers will be chosen depending on the number of questions received. Posts will be spread out, arranged by topic, to make it easier for voters to read all the answers.

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The Warp 5 Complex, a Star Trek: Enterprise fan fiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

The Warp 5 Complex (W5C), which has existed since 2002 to archive Star Trek: Enterprise fan fiction, uses eFiction software as its platform. This software is no longer maintained and has become a security hazard. Thus, to keep the stories available to the fan community, the fic archive moderator, Kylie Lee, has decided to move the archive to the AO3 via the Open Doors project, which seeks to archive and preserve fan artworks.

Open Doors will be working with Kylie Lee to import the W5C into a separate, searchable collection with its own identity. As part of preserving the archive in its entirety, all fan fiction currently in the W5C archive will be hosted on the OTW's servers and embedded in their own AO3 work pages. Eventually the links going to the old site will redirect to the collection on AO3 so the works can continue to be found with their old URLs. We will begin importing works from W5C to the AO3 collection in August 2016.

What does this mean for creators who have work on the Warp 5 Complex?

This is the part where we ask for your help!

1. If you already have an AO3 account and have posted your W5C works there, please contact Open Doors with your W5C pseud(s) and e-mail address(es), so that we won’t import your works. (Please include "Warp 5 Complex" in the subject heading.) For instructions on mass-adding works to the new collection on the AO3, Warp 5 Complex, please see the Open Doors website.

2. If you don’t already have an AO3 account but would like one to import your works yourself, please contact Open Doors with your W5C pseud(s) and the preferred e-mail address to send the AO3 invite to. (Please include "Warp 5 Complex" in the subject heading.) For instructions on importing works and adding them to the Warp 5 Complex collection, please see the Open Doors website.

3. If you don’t already have an AO3 account but would like one, as well as assistance importing your works, please contact Open Doors with your W5C pseud(s), and the preferred e-mail address to send the AO3 invite to. (Please include "Warp 5 Complex" in the subject heading.) Once your account is set up, let us know your AO3 name, and we can transfer your works to you once imported.

4. If you would NOT like your works moved, please contact Open Doors with your W5C pseud(s) and e-mail address(es) so that we will not add them. (Please include "Warp 5 Complex" in the subject heading.) If you would not mind your works being preserved but do not want your name attached to them any longer, please let us know that too—we can orphan your works instead of leaving them behind to be deleted.

All works imported on a creator’s behalf will be attributed with their name in the summary of the work. As we import works, we will e-mail notifications to the address associated with the work. When all works have been accounted for, the Open Doors committee will set up the URL redirects, and we will permanently close down the site.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors.

If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your W5C account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's fantastic; if not, we will work with W5C mod to confirm your claims.)

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ page, contact the Open Doors committee, or leave a comment on this post and we'll respond as soon as we can.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of W5C on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve Warp 5 Complex!

—The Open Doors team and Kylie Lee

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We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for Development and Membership staff, Web Strategy, Design, and Development staff, and Translation volunteers!

Today, we're excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Tag Wrangling Volunteers - closing 20 July 2016 UTC

We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don't see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available.

All applications generate a confirmation page and an auto-reply to your e-mail address. We encourage you to read the confirmation page and to whitelist volunteers -(at)- transformativeworks -(dot)- org in your e-mail client. If you do not receive the auto-reply within 24 hours, please check your spam filters and then contact us.

If you have questions regarding volunteering for the OTW, check out our Volunteering FAQ.

Tag Wrangling Volunteer: The Tag Wranglers are responsible for helping to keep the millions of tags on AO3 in some kind of order! Wranglers follow internal guidelines to choose the tags that appear in the filters and auto-complete, which link related works together. (This makes it easier to browse and search on the archive, whether that’s Steve/Tony with tentacles or g-rated Rose/Kanaya fluff.)

If you’re an experienced AO3 user who likes organizing, working in teams, or excuses to fact-check your favorite fandoms, you might enjoy tag wrangling! To join us, click through to the job description and application form.

Please note: due to (amazing!) interest in wrangling, we’re currently looking for wranglers for specific fandoms only. See the application for which fandoms are in need. Applications are due 20 July 2016

Apply at the volunteering page!

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2016-07-09 12:53:21 -0400
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Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer's personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today's post is with Ryan Smith, who volunteers as a staffer with OTW's Development & Membership Committee

How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does?

As a member of the Development & Membership Committee, my primary responsibility is coordinating the twice-a-year fund drives which is how we obtain roughly 90% of our funding for the year. This is one of most integral tasks that any particular group within the organization carries out, as it allows us to continue our overall mission. Often times, this can bring us into contact with a multitude of different bodies within the organization, though a few definitely stand out to me.

Our closest working partner in the fund drives is easily the Translation Committee as we are striving to ensure a standard international accessibility within our drive materials. As almost all of us within the committee are native English speakers in the United States, it isn't apparent to us when wording choices aren't easily understood by international audiences. While all of our drive materials in the past have gone through an editing process, we are transitioning to a more thorough model in order to better broadcast the need for our fund raising to audiences that we might have previously not been able to reach, or have disenfranchised. Beyond the Translation Committee, we also regularly coordinate with other organization bodies during the drive periods -- the Board of Directors, to ensure that our drive goals are matching with our overall yearly plan; and the Communications Committee, who coordinate the actual posting and dissemination of our drive materials.

Outside of our work on the fund drives, it largely depends on the particular person and the needs of the committee as to what we do. Our data membership specialists remain hard at work maintaining the donation and membership database which, you might be able to tell from the name, holds our donation and membership records. Some might work on analyzing data gathered from the previous drive in order to make improvements to future drives. Others still will begin the process of restocking our donation premiums in case we begin to run low. Some will work on evaluating and updating our internal documentation. One group might work on a special project in order to develop new revenue generating sources for the organization. The possibilities are endless during this lull between the drives, and really, the sky is the limit on the sort of things that you can work on.

What is a typical week like for you as a volunteer?

For me, it largely depends on the time of year! As mentioned above, our work varies depending on whether we're working during a drive period or in between them. I'll quickly cover both in order to give any readers a good idea of my work.

During the drives, I am writing some aspect of the materials that will go out for the drive -- whether that be an email to AO3 users, or one of the posts, or something else. Simultaneously, I am coordinating with my fellow committee members, by commenting on their own drive materials, answering questions, scheduling meetings, or more, to keep the work on the drive moving ahead as necessary. During this, I'm also monitoring our incoming email queue for any intra-organization communication that needs to be responded to, or for questions coming in from the general public. While our email queue is mostly easy to manage during the time between drives, during drives it will sky rocket with incoming questions. We also have to be aware of comments coming into the news posts and respond to them promptly.

When we aren't running around like chickens with our heads cut off during the drives, we work independently on projects and coordinate with each other as necessary. We also attend our weekly meetings in order to stay on top of any work that another committee member might be doing (which is particularly helpful, because you never know when someone else might be interested in the work you might be doing). One of my big projects has been to update our internal documentation where necessary, which has been pretty fun! As part of this, we've implemented a new meeting minutes procedure and developed a method of easily tracking our out of date documentation (which should hopefully make this type of work easier for our future committee members)! One project that we've been working on following the April 2016 fund drive is selecting a ticket management solution. This will better track our email and ensure that nothing slips between the cracks.

What’s the most fun thing to you about volunteering for the OTW?

For me, I have to say it would be getting exposure to and interacting with other members of fandom. I'm definitely part of fandom on places like Tumblr, and have been on other things like fandom message boards. But in situations like that it is incredibly easy for me to either fade into the background noise or not really take part (lurking for the win).

Being a volunteer within the OTW though, depending on what committee you serve with, you have varying levels of interaction with others. This is great for a wide range of people, because even the shyest of wall-flowers can find a way to help. Even with our most interaction-heavy committees, there are generally ways for you to stick to the background by performing a less communication-intensive role within the group. For me specifically though, I've come to know so many people and have made so many friends from my time within the organization. There are also those crazy, serendipitous moments where you find odd connections between volunteers that leave you going, "Whoa!" For instance, another volunteer and I discovered that she lived in my tiny Louisiana hometown for quite a while!

What did you learn from other roles you've had in the OTW?

Oh gosh, how did I know you'd ask this question? So as a bit of back story, I first served within the OTW in 2013 as a Tag Wrangler and then a Communications staffer. After a car accident, I had to take some time away to regroup in my personal and professional life, but came back in 2015. This time I served as a staffer for both Volunteers & Recruiting, and Development & Membership. While mine definitely isn't the longest record of service, it is probably up there among those with the most variety!

In my time on the different committees, probably the lesson that resonates with me the most is that you have to be responsive to your own needs and take care of them. You have to be aware of when you need to take time for yourself or just plain need a break from the OTW. After my car accident, I was being forced to work more and more hours to pay for bills, which impacted my overall energy and ability to serve within the OTW. I felt obligated to continue serving and so inadequate, because I thought I might be letting down my fellow committee members should I step back for a time. This culminated in me "vanishing" from the OTW because, for me, I was more ashamed of admitting that I needed help than simply running away.

I've also learned a great variety of skills that I can apply to everyday life. Time management, organization, and technical writing are some things that I feel have definitely been improved on my by time within the OTW. I've also gained a fairly solid foundation within the subject matter of the committees I've served on.

What fannish things do you like to do?

Well, mostly I'm a consumer of fannish things, though I do have some pet projects I work on. What I tinker with rarely sees the light of day, because it rarely moves beyond the confines of my brain! I love reading fanfic on the Archive, seeing fanart on Tumblr, and recently being a bit more involved in the fan game community. I am a huge Pokémon fan, and some of the biggest projects for Pokémon fans out there are fan games. Recently I joined up with the Pokémon Phoenix Rising team as a writer. We hope to have our first release out before the end of summer, so here's hoping! In the past, I've been more involved in the fannish community overall on forums and such, but in recent years that has faded.


Now that our volunteer’s said five things about what they do, it’s your turn to ask one more thing! Feel free to ask about their work in comments. Or if you'd like, you can check out earlier Five Things posts.

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I. TRANSLATION RECRUITMENT AND NEW LANGUAGES

Translation has been focused on recruitment this month: the committee received 50 applications, and will welcome 26 new volunteers, including three new languages: Hindi, Romanian and Welsh! They also conducted a survey of their teams to get to know more about internal issues they've faced, and updated their map on the OTW website showing where in the world you can find Translation members.

The Translation team makes sure that as many people around the world can engage with us as possible - every new language makes our work more accessible to a global audience.

II. BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE OTW

Abuse tackled about 350 tickets so far this month, and are streamlining workflow by transitioning to a new ticket tracker.

Meanwhile, the busy folk at Accessibility, Design & Technology posted the change log for the last 11 releases, four of which were deployed in June. Since then, they've been hard at work doing code review and testing for release 0.9.140, which is slated to include several long-awaited challenge fixes.

Journal is gearing up to begin production for the September 15 issue, with a final flurry of editorial work being done, as well as updates of production documentation. Several team members are at the Fan Studies Network conference in the UK, where they are also doing some promotional work on TWC's behalf.

Open Doors completed the imports of several archives (Wesleyfanfiction.Net, The Prydonian, and Human Nature), updated their website, responded to a number of new requests from archivists, and worked on existing requests.

Tag Wrangling welcomed several new staff members this month and have been training them on procedures. The committee made some updates to the canonicals for the X-men movies and Tortall books fandoms in order to bring them in line with archive standards and make their organization more clear.

III. LEGAL

Early in the month, Legal submitted comments to the European Union in response to its Public Consultation on the Role of Publishers in the Copyright Value Chain and the Panorama Exception. OTW legal representatives argued that the creation of new copyright-type rights and enforcement mechanisms would create uncertainty, unfairness, and harm to creators and consumers of Internet content.

A bit later in June, the committee joined with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Professor Eric Goldman to submit comments to the U.S. Copyright Office in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The proposed rule would require sites that rely on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Safe Harbor—like the Archive of Our Own—to renew their DMCA eligibility status every three years. In Legal's response, it was argued that this proposed requirement could harm small service providers and expose providers to risk for small oversights.

Legal Chair Betsy participated in a panel discussion on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. discussing the Internet’s role in new creative cultures and economies, and what technological advances mean for copyright law.

Legal can also report an excellent legal result in the case of Capitol Records v. Vimeo. Back in 2014, Legal joined a number of allies to file an amicus brief in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in that case. Among other things, the case considered what constitutes “red flag” knowledge of infringing material that would require the hosting service to remove the material even without receiving a takedown notice under the DMCA. OTW and our allies argued for a standard that would favor sites that host user generated content, to prevent the law from chilling fair use and other valuable speech. And we won! The court held that in order to prove that a service provider had “red flag” knowledge, it is not enough to show that a service provider employee saw a video that includes substantially all of a recording of recognizable copyrighted music. This is a victory for service providers, and also for vidders, who may make fair use of whole (or nearly-whole) songs. Here’s what our allies, the EFF, have to say about the result.

Finally, as always, Legal also responded to a number of fan queries.

IV. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PEEPS

New Tag Wrangler Volunteers: Adri, Alecto Holmes, Alexandra926, Britt, Caitie, Caitlin, cat_eh, chas, Elf, mismoree, Aesyr, Gloria, goldstandard, Kezia Bryant, Kichi, lizard, Maddie, Mander, Nick 556, nocokenojoke, heypaula, Pent, Rianna Seven, Rocky, Sarah Jacobson, Sarar, Sobriquett, The_Plaid_Slytherin, veo_las_estrellas, wreck, tealeafer
New Translator Volunteers: Arahime & 17 others

Departing Committee Staff Emilie Karr (Tag Wrangling), thatwasjustadream (Communications), 2 Abuse staffers, 2 Wiki staffers, 2 Volunteers & Recruiting Staffers, 1 Support staffer
Departing Communications Volunteers: 1 volunteer
Departing Tag Wrangler Volunteers: SwaggyOrc
Departing AD&T Coder Volunteers: 1
Departing Translator Volunteers: Lextiel, dea, 2 others

For more information about the purview of our committees, please see the committee listing on our website.

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2016-07-03 13:36:38 -0400
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Today, we are pleased to publish the OTW's 2015 Annual Report, available in PDF or html format. The report provides a summary of our activities during the past financial and calendar year, our financial statements for 2015, and our goals for 2016 and beyond. 2015 was a year of transition for the OTW, and we'd like to thank each of our members, donors, staff, and volunteers for their hard work and support.

You can view the OTW's previous eight reports for more information, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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2016-07-02 12:29:51 -0400
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Last week, Paramount and CBS released "guidelines" for fan films, and a lot of questions have been asked of us at OTW, including Support and Legal, as well as in other areas online, what this really means for creative fans.

The Guidelines do indeed seem limited to fan films and even from Paramount and CBS's perspective; they don't apply to crafts, fanvids, cosplay, fan fiction, fan games, fan art, or anything else. Of course we have no idea what Paramount and CBS’s plans are for the future, and historically Paramount has not always done the best job of understanding fan culture, but at this point there’s no indication that Paramount or CBS would have any interest in taking action against fan creations other than fan films, even though the guidelines themselves are phrased very broadly. For a long time, Paramount and CBS have stayed away from challenging most fan activities—especially noncommercial ones like the fanworks posted on the Archive of Our Own-and we have no reason to think that would change.

We should also add that the fan film guidelines that Paramount and CBS put out are not actually expressions of law. They're not even a contract between Paramount/CBS and any fan film-makers.

The guidelines lay out “guidelines for avoiding objections,” but an objection is a very different thing from a valid legal claim. The guidelines talk about, for example, restrictions on length, title, use of clips, use of reproductions, compensation for service, fundraising, and distribution. Their language on "amateurs" doesn't even have definitions, and if it did, the question of amateur-vs-professional status is not something the courts take into consideration when doing Fair Use analysis; two of the most high profile cases involve findings of fair use by the rap act 2 Live Crew, and Google - neither of whom would ever be considered "amateurs".

At present, US law is much more open to fan productions than Paramount and CBS would be. As Legal Staffer Heidi explained in a recent post on the FYEAHCOPYRIGHT Tumblr, the question of whether a fan film is legal will depend mostly on copyright fair use law, and fair use law takes several factors into account. These factors include whether the new work is distributed commercially, whether it transforms the meaning or purpose of the original, how much of the original it copies, and whether it substitutes in the market for the original work. No one of these factors will answer the question completely, and in fact many courts have found fair use in cases when (for example) a work was commercially distributed or even when it copied the entire original (as long as additional content was added, and transformative). So we can envision plenty of fan films—even commercial ones—that would qualify as legally permitted fair uses that would not meet Paramount and CBS’s “guidelines".

Therefore all the guidelines really signal is what Paramount and CBS would prefer from fan films—not what the law would allow. We are, of course, keeping an eye on this, but even if Paramount and/or CBS tried to extend guidelines to other kinds of fannish creativity, we would stand up for the authors and creators whose works we host, and we do not expect that we would be standing alone.

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