Organization for Transformative Works/Legal

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Name: Legal Committee of the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW)
Profit/Nonprofit: Nonprofit
Country based in: USA; Canada; worldwide
Focus: Advises the Board and various committees on legal matters and liaises with outside legal counsel.
External Links: Legal Advocacy Organization for Transformative Works
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The Legal Committee is one of the committees involved in the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW).

The OTW Legal Advocacy page describes its role:

The OTW believes that fanworks are creative and transformative, core fair uses, and will therefore be proactive in protecting and defending fanworks from commercial exploitation and legal challenge. This help will not be limited to those fans or projects directly connected with OTW.


The Legal Committee's work includes amicus briefs in court cases, comments and responses to US Federal government agencies, all described on the Legal Committee page Translations of the page are available in Nederlands, Italiano, Español, Deutsch, Suomi, Čeština, 简体中文

Outreach and informational posts are presented as part of the Legal Advocacy Project

More information is at the April 2013 post Legal advocacy, by fans, for fans

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