Newsletter for the OTW

October 2017 Newsletter, Volume 118

I. MEMBERSHIP DRIVE SUCCESS!

The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) recently held its October 2017 membership drive, run by the Development & Membership committee with help from Communications, Translation, Webs, and more. During this drive, we beat our goal of US$115,000, raising over US$137,000 from over 5,500 individual donations representing more than 70 countries. To break that down a little more: 2,733 donations were from first-time donors, 1,243 new members are eligible to vote in next year’s OTW Board election, and we will be shipping out 110 thank-you gifts in the next month!

Thank you to everyone who donated and signal boosted. Your support means so much to us. And if you missed the drive, don’t worry, we accept donations at any time, and thank you gifts are always available. (more…)

This Week in Fandom

This Week in Fandom, Volume 65

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, did you hear about the Netflix e-mail phishing scam? Remember to always be careful when inputting sensitive information online, and if you’re unsure, contact the website to check that everything’s above board.


Do you live in the European Union? Have you heard of Article 13 of propose copyright legislation? If not, Save the Link and Open Media have your back. They’ve created an infographic FAQ that explains how Article 13 would unfairly affect users by forcing websites to use content filters during upload, a mechanism that’s being called a “censorship machine.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation has also partnered with other groups in sending an open letter to European lawmakers stating their opposition to Article 13. Help spread the world by retweeting the infographic FAQ on Twitter. (more…)