De Organisatie voor Transformatieve Werken (OTW) is een non-profitorganisatie die wordt gerund door en voor fans om de geschiedenis van fanwerken en fanculturen toegankelijk te maken en te bewaren.
Intellectual Property, Legal Committee, Spotlight
South Africa is considering adopting a fair use provision in its copyright law, and supporters want to ensure that the law actually protects fair use.
Books, Fandoms, Fanfiction, Fannish Communities, Music, Sports, Television, News of Note
At Nerd Reactor Genevieve LeBlanc wrote about the joy of fandom. "It was Simon Pegg that said that being a geek was 'a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.' For me, it means I have the ability to take joy from small moments like these. The happiness is disproportional to the actual significance of the event; I got immense entertainment with friends about two Coke bottles sharing names with fictional characters. It’s absolutely meaningless, but being a nerd means that it gets to make me happy. And who can deny the benefit of a little extra happiness in our lives?"
Books, Fan Videos, Fanfiction, Fanfilms, Movies, News of Note
- Film School Rejects hosted an article discussing how fandom is affecting movie media sites. "The upsides to all of this are obvious if you’re the kind of fan who loves scoops, behind-the-scenes rumors, set photos, and every element of The Possible. The downsides are less obvious...The first is that conversations about older movies (including stuff from way, way back in 2014) are muted, and, in some cases, harder to find...The second is that we’re all asking to be lied to. In the past decade, movie news has devolved from done deals to rumors."