2 May 2012

skaredykat: (fikshun cat)
I continue to love the Organization for Transformative Works.

The AO3 keeps providing me with entertaining things to read. I keep wanting to draw sparkly hearts around various parts of Fanlore and Fanlore editors.

Despite my feeling that if an author purposely and consciously tries to remove a fanwork from the interwebs -- though I wish they wouldn't and would orphan it (AO3 love!) instead -- it is uncool to make it obvious and centralized that you're still passing it around, I love the Open Doors project and recentish OTW news about working on saving and incorporating at-risk online archives.

(I consider that posting a fanwork on an archive you don't manage yourself gives implicit permission for re-archiving your work on a successor archive designated by the original archive's controller(s) for continuity purposes, as long as that successor archive does not drastically change ToS such as from non-commercial to commercial, does allow a way for individual authors to maintain or reacquire editing status for their works (up to and including deletion though again I wish they wouldn't), and does not permit multiple re-archivings to non-specifically designated successor archives. But this is a tangent, so back to OTW.)

I enjoy some of the TWC symposium posts. I deeply approve of the lobbying and advocating for fanworks, their legitimacy, and related topics by the Legal Committee and org spokespersons, and like the Vidding project.

I believe in the core goals of the org, stated as "established by fans to serve the interests of fans by providing access to and preserving the history of fanworks and fan culture in its myriad forms. We believe that fanworks are transformative and that transformative works are legitimate" at the What We Believe page.

However. Read more... )

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