Die OTW (Organisation für Transformative Werke) ist eine von Fans gegründete gemeinnützige Organisation. Sie soll den Interessen von Fans dienen, indem sie ihnen einen Zugang zu Fankulturen und -werken in ihren unzähligen Formen bietet und deren Geschichte bewahrt.
Report, Volunteers & Recruiting
We are pleased to announce that the Volunteers & Recruiting Committee has published its 2013 Annual Report (PDF or HTML). This is the second annual report the committee has produced, and the first one available to non-OTW personnel. Our committee handles various tasks for the OTW, the main one being to assist our committees in finding volunteers, and to process individuals into and out of the organization.
Gender and Sexuality, Comics, News of Note, Books, Fannish Communities, Television, News Media
TIME's James Poniewozik examined why different media fandoms need to play nice. "Outlander the TV series is an adaptation, which Starz–like HBO or AMC or any other adapter–is making for an audience that, ideally, will be far larger than the readership alone. Can you not have a legitimate opinion on them unless you have read the source books–and unless you love the source books and are invested in a series you haven’t yet seen? Are the old fans the true fans, the authentic fans, the authoritative fans? Can you truly appreciate and understand an adaption without reading the source–or is it actually a handicap?"
Legal Advocacy, Intellectual Property, Event, Remix, Legal Committee
The OTW's Legal Committee has been representing fans in a series of discussions dubbed "The Green Paper Roundtable", which are part of the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO)'s efforts to seek public comments on copyright policy issues.
The OTW's earlier participation led to our team having a seat in these ongoing discussions to advise the NTIA/PTO on a legal framework for the creation of remixes.