International Fanworks Day is here! Remember to post today with #IFDrabble & add your recs to Feedback Fest here: http://bit.ly/1KXf8mw
We’ll be looking to signal boost contributions we see on Dreamwidth over the next 36 hours!
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A Tech Dirt post directed attention to the Internet Archive's release of over 2,000 MS-DOS video games, playable in the browser. "What I found truly amazing was that with every excited Twitter or Facebook comment I saw, it was about a different game...Each person seemed to latch onto their own moment in history." But the "Internet Archive is allowed to do this kind of thing...because it was lucky enough to get one of the semi-arbitrary DMCA triennial review exemptions that lets them break old DRM for the purpose of archiving vintage software. But, even then, it's not entirely clear that what the Internet Archive is doing is fully protected today."
Miss those old school games? Copyright law affects a lot of things, which is why reform is needed. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1vGTqBC
Celebrate International Fanworks Day by participating in the OTW’s Feedback Fest and drabble challenge, and don’t forget about tomorrow’s chat with authors Cecilia Tan, Tara Sue Me, and Racheline Maltese about why fanworks should be celebrated.
Thinking about your own death is difficult under normal circumstances. But what happens when you consider the effect it would have on your identity as a fan? If you're like a lot of us, it probably comes with a moment of panic:
"What happens to all my fanworks?!"
AO3 has a fannish-next-of-kin option for account holders. Here’s why you might want to create one: http://bit.ly/1u9PCb0