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The Archive of Our Own is a project of the Organization for Transformative Works.

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  • April 2021 Drive: Kudos to You

    Published: Thu 08 Apr 2021 07:59PM EDT Comments: 130

    The Organization for Transformative Works was founded by fans for fans in 2007, with the mission of serving fandom by preserving and encouraging the creation of transformative works. Fourteen years later, our commitment remains unwavering. Whether through legal advocacy against fan-unfriendly legislation worldwide, rescuing endangered fanworks, recording fan history, providing a venue for fan studies scholarship, or hosting your fanworks old and new, the OTW is working to protect fans and the transformative works they create.


  • OTW Finance: 2021 Budget

    Published: Wed 07 Apr 2021 12:50PM EDT Comments: 17

    During the last year, the OTW Finance team has continued its work of ensuring that the organization's bills are paid, tax returns filed, and standard accounting procedures met. Preparation for the 2020 audit of financial statements is currently ongoing!


  • March 2021 Newsletter, Volume 155

    Published: Mon 05 Apr 2021 12:18PM EDT Comments: 23

    In March, Legal has been busy working for fans! They submitted comments to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee opposing proposed changes to online copyright law, they submitted comments to the U.S. Copyright Office arguing for renewal and clarification of the vidders’ exemption to the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s anticircumvention provisions, and they joined allies in sending a letter to the newly-appointed U.S. Trade Representative supporting international copyright treaties that incorporate limitations and exceptions to copyright exclusivity.