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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AU IP/Gender Panel II: Documenting Communities of Practice

Moderator – Meredith Jacob, American University Washington College of Law   Jhessica Reia, Center for Technology and Society at Fundacao Getulio Vargas (CTS-FGV) – DIY or Die! Gender and Creation in Marginal Music Production   Straight edge movement in Brazil: … Continue reading

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Fair Use Week!

The OTW supports Fair Use Week. And if you support fair use, why not support the OTW? Also, I enjoyed Laura Quilter’s post on the uses of parody.

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New article on innovation in copyright licensing

Rebecca Tushnet, All of this Has Happened Before and All of this Will Happen Again: Innovation in Copyright Licensing, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 28, pp. 1447-1488, 2014   Abstract:      Claims that copyright licensing can substitute for fair use have … Continue reading

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