Tag Archives: fanworks

Comments on section 512 from the OTW and a few others

The Copyright Office has posted the responses to its notice of inquiry on 512.  Here’s the Organization for Transformative Works comment on 512.  Also, among the 90,000+ responses, there are comments from Eric Goldman, and a comment based on the … Continue reading

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Organization for Transformative Works fundraising drive

Organization for Transformative Works membership drive: of possible interest to law-types in particular, we submitted over 100,000 words on 3 continents in 2015 in support of transformative noncommercial use.  (Wow.)  Please support the OTW with a donation! from Blogger http://ift.tt/1qvKCwS

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comments on 512 from the Organization for Transformative Works

Available here.  I look forward to participating in the Copyright Office’s roundtable as well.  from Blogger http://ift.tt/25AEJig

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Copyright Office notice of inquiry on 1201

Comments I’ve seen so far: Organization for Transformative Works comment (of which I am very proud!) Public Knowledge New America’s Open Technology Institute New Media Rights Joint Libertarian Comments (R Street, FreedomWorks, and Niskanen Institute) International Documentary Association Consumers Union … Continue reading

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Reading list: Feminist values in the Archive of Our Own

Casey Fiesler et al. have written An Archive of Their Own: A Case Study of Feminist HCI and Values in Design (CHI 2016), a paper about feminist principles and human-computer interaction in the Archive of Our Own.  As a noncommercial … Continue reading

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USPTO white paper on remix, first sale, and statutory damages

Here.  No love for an exception for noncommercial user-generated content (Canada’s YouTube exception), but at least some support for the viability and importance of fair use, including discussion of the OTW’s contributions.  What is a bit aggravating is the apparent … Continue reading

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Reading list: commercializing fanworks in the US and Japan

Nele Noppe, Mechanisms of control in online fanwork sales: A comparison of Kindle Worlds and Dlsite.com, 12 Participations 218, 231 (2015) (citations and footnote omitted):   This research also suggests that while the establishment of Kindle Worlds may have been … Continue reading

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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. from Blogger http://ift.tt/1RPqZq8

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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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