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  • Five Things Clark Seanor Said

    Published: Sun 17 Mar 2019 11:22AM EDT Comments: 1

    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 Clark Seanor, who volunteers as a staffer in our Elections Committee.


  • EU Copyright Update--And What You Can Do!

    Published: Sat 16 Mar 2019 12:56PM EDT Comments: 42

    Copyright lawmaking efforts continue in the EU, and we want to keep you informed. Our last post on this topic contained some good news. Our news this time is less good--the European Parliament is now considering a revised version of Article 13 that still contains fan-unfriendly provisions. This proposal only applies to for-profit sites, so the AO3 is still safe, but sites like YouTube and Tumblr are not--and there is still time to fight. Here's what the proposal means and what you can do!


  • February 2019 Newsletter, Volume 132

    Published: Wed 13 Mar 2019 12:36PM EDT Comments: 0

    This February 15th marked the fifth annual International Fanworks Day! Fans around the globe participated in the OTW's celebrations, hosted by Communications and including a variety of virtual events. These events included the 29-hour fan chat and games in the OTW's public chat, the week-long Fanlore Challenge of daily editing challenges on the Fanlore wiki (with prize badges for completion!), as well as short essays contributed by fans on the topic "What Fandom Means to Me."