Job Search: CSS Coders

Job: CSS Coders

Description: The Accessibility, Design, & Technology committee is looking for CSS coders, particularly those who can make the Archive look pretty in Internet Explorer 7. Volunteer coders get Archive beta accounts!

Estimated Time Involved: As much as you can give us!

How to Volunteer: Use our contact form to send us the following information:

Your name (you may provide your real name or your fannish name–please consider what you feel comfortable using both inside and outside the organization):

Your email address:

Skill level/experience:

Please put “CSS Coder” in the subject line.

All volunteers will receive an email confirming their information has been received; please give us up to five days to reply.

Anyone can contact the Volunteers & Recruiting committee at any time by using our contact form.

OTW Files Amicus Brief in the Salinger Case

The OTW is proud to have been asked to collaborate with the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Right to Write Fund on an amicus brief in the pending Salinger/60 Years Later case. The OTW’s Rebecca Tushnet and Casey Fiesler collaborated with lawyers from Stanford’s Center for the Internet and Society and the UC Berkeley School of Law to produce the brief, which was served on August 3, 2009. The appeal is scheduled to be heard in New York’s Second Circuit Court of Appeals in early September.

While the OTW isn’t typically interested in defending commercial uses, we obviously do have a stake in the way courts define transformative use. We participated to support the position that the really restrictive definition adopted by the district court (seeing transformativeness very narrowly as parody and nothing else) be reversed on appeal. The New York Times and Public Citizen also filed amicus briefs.

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Vidder Documentaries

Fans of vidding might be interested in the short documentaries about individual vidders being made over at the Vid Commentary LiveJournal community. The first of these, a profile of vidder kiki_miserychic is now available either as an embed or as a download.

The entire Vid Commentary community is devoted to encouraging fans to write or record commentary/analysis on vids they didn’t make. Vidding fans should go, read, and try sharing their own analyses of these complex and layered fanworks!