Courtney!!! Milan ? on Twitter
Sooooo, you may or may not have seen on Twitter that there is currently a case in an Oklahoma court about A/B/O fanfiction. Courtney Milan provides a good summary in the thread above, but the tl;dr is that a romance novel author has been claiming that they invented A/B/O (specifically, f/m A/B/O) and sending DMCA takedown notices to authors of other A/B/O works. One of the targets of these takedown notices is now taking them to court.
So this seems like a good time to remind everyone of Netweight’s very well researched piece on the origins of A/B/O.
And if you’re interested in what fan studies scholars have to say about the Omegaverse, Fanhackers’ very own elmyra has published a paper on consent in A/B/O. (If you’d like a copy, hit @elmyra up on Twitter, where they’re much more likely to see your message.)
There are other fan studies scholars who work on A/B/O, though most of that work has so far made the conference circuit but not print. But here’s a guest post by Elise Vist about her work on monstrous, hockey-robot Omegas.
We’ll be keeping an eye on that court case and update you if anything exciting happens.