Category Archives: fanworks

DMCA exemption followup

The OTW/EFF response to the Copyright Office’s additional questions, filed yesterday, is now available.  Of note, the Copyright Office asked us about the extent to which K-12 students and teachers were covered by the existing noncommercial exemption.

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Fandom documentary: coming July 9

Donna Davies’ Fanarchy, a documentary for which I was interviewed on the law relating to fanworks, will be making its US television debut on EPIX, Thursday, July 9 at 8 pm ET.   Find out more: and @FanarchyFilm.

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DMCA hearings: remix

Copyright Office: Jacqueline Charlesworth Michelle Choe Regan Smith Cy Donnelly Steve Ruhe John Riley Stacy Cheney (NTIA)   Note that my recap does not reflect all Qs because I was participating.   Proposed Class 7: Audiovisual works – derivative uses … Continue reading

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New book chapter on young women and transformative works

Busy week, part N: I have a new chapter, Transformative Works: Young Women’s Voices on Fandom and Fair Use, with Betsy Rosenblatt in a book edited by Jane Bailey and Valerie Steeves from U Ottawa Press, eGirls, eCitizens, available as … Continue reading

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Transformative work of the day, Star Wars edition (expanded universe)

Courtesy of The Toast.

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EFF/OTW DMCA reply comments

Well, that’s an alphabet soup.  Here are our reply comments to the opposition from DVDCSS and the MPAA et al. Notably, while opponents assert that remix videos are infringing, they don’t oppose extension of the existing exemptions.

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Transformative use of the day, crossover edition

Trust me, these are the droids you’re looking for.

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