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Fewer people need fandom or fanworks explained to them these days, and neither is profiting from it new. http://bit.ly/1QO5tGW
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This weekend, while researching a new show that I’ve fallen for (Sense8 – don’t get me started...) I was inspired to check back on a couple of web sites I used to visit all the time. They were for a show long over, whose fans have almost entirely moved on.


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Spotlight on OTW Translation – 140 translators translated over 1,500,000 words in 2,000 documents and 22 languages so far

OTW's Translation Committee is very active and helps us in many ways. Learn more about them in this spotlight: http://bit.ly/1ChOdOD

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Paul J. Booth leads the Pedagogy section with “Fandom: The Classroom of the Future,” in which he claims that “once formal schooling is complete, one's fandom may be one of the only places where one is encouraged to think critically, to write, to discuss deeply, and to make thoughtful and critical judgments about hegemonic culture”.

TWC Issue 19 is out! Its Symposium section features essays on fandom in Germany, Sweden, Poland, France, Spain & Putin's Russia plus much more! http://bit.ly/1GfubFc
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Have questions or feedback about #AO3? The Support form is your ticket to always getting help! http://bit.ly/1ffgWhY

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Fluent in Mandarin? Good with Linux? OTW is recruiting volunteers for communications, systems, support & more! http://bit.ly/1MWEd3A
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Some months ago, OTW Legal submitted an amicus brief in the case of Garcia v Google. Now the Ninth Circuit has reversed a panel opinion granting an injunction against Google, on the ground that an actor’s performance was not separately protected by copyright and that the First Amendment should have precluded an injunction. This is a great result for free speech on the internet!

A court’s favorable ruling helps fans, police thought fans were a threat and women have changed fandom: http://bit.ly/1KLdWpz
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Fanworks aren't just a labor of love, they can be a long one. Why do we care so much & who's profiting? http://bit.ly/1IvwrvV
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OTW Fannews: It's the Little Things

Fanfic is the spice of life for many fans, and its readers and writers are acknowledging that everywhere. http://bit.ly/1dY4Idf
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Fanlore will be archived by U.S. Library of Congress, Journal is going to publish books, and we have total May donation numbers! http://bit.ly/1QzLAOp


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