Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Organization for Transformative Works donation drive

The Organization for Transformative Works is having a fundraising drive! Now with swag!

What's the OTW been doing that needs your help? On the legal side, the OTW partnered with the American Library Association and other freedom to read groups to file a brief in the Salinger case defending the concept of a broad definition of transformative works. We also submitted testimony in the Copyright Office hearings on exemptions to §1201 of the DMCA, supporting the EFF’s proposed exemption for noncommercial, fair use remixes. We also continued to publish our open-source academic journal Transformative Works and Cultures, developed the Fanlore wiki chronicling the histories of transformative fandom, and—perhaps most significantly—bought our own servers, to which the Archive of Our Own will shortly move.

Please donate! The OTW is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donations are tax-deductible in the US, and may be eligible for employer matching donations.

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