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ESH NEWSLETTERMay
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FINANCEAlix
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IR BASICS (INTERGROUP REPRESENTATIVE BASICS)Ann P.
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Come learn Intergroup Rep Basics at our upcoming workshops! All will be held in Zoom Meeting ID 971 8262 1027,  password 1212.

-September 17th  6am EST
-October 8th  6pm EST 
-November 23rd  9pm EST
-December 4th  9am EST   
-December 17th 1am EST
LEADERSHIPOPEN
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LITERATUREOPEN
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MEETINGSKaren
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Feel like helping make sure OAF Meetings listings are correct? Email us so we can send you an invitation to our WhatsApp chat!

The Meetings Committee would like to remind all OAF meeting leaders (Zoom & Non Real Time) that OA’s WSO has decided we can not screen share or post OA literature other than what is available freely on oa.org. Further, we learned that reading from OA literature in a recording and posting it (to Whatsapp, for instance) is a violation of copyright law. Below, please find some clarification on how much OA literature can be shared, quoted, or read without violating OA’s copyright. Basically, it’s a very small amount.

Clarification from WSO’s Publications Manager about the Bulletin dated August 26:

The recent bulletin was about online screen sharing OA-owned material, regardless of the format of the OA meeting. Thank you to you and the groups for the care taken by including the OA copyright notice.

I believe that the decision to post 25 words or less may be an interpretation of the US Copyright Offices’ information about the Fair Use Doctrine. Fair Use does not include a word count. (I wish it did. It would make answering questions such as these much easier.)

The best interpretation of fair use I’ve heard (provided by OA”s rights council) is to “reproduce the minimum to make comment about.”

Here are a few other guidelines:
-Keep the excerpt short, in proportion to what you’re extracting from. Again, reproduce the minimum to make a comment about.
-Do not, in effect, reprint an entire OA publication in short excerpts, over time. For example, do not reprint and/or record one page of For Today or Voices of Recovery every day, day after day.
-Do not profit from reprinting the excerpt. (This is usually not a concern within OA, but it is important, so it’s worth listing.)
-It’s also important to cite the original source of the reprint. Please cite the copyright information on all excerpts: “Excerpted from [name of OA literature], © Overeaters Anonymous, Inc. All rights reserved.”
MILESTONEJenn M.
milestone@oafootsteps.com
NEWCOMERDiana
newcomer@oafootsteps.com

The Newcomer Committee meets every Tuesday at 1pm EST.  
PODCASTMaryann
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POLICIES & PROCEDURESOPEN
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SECURITYRenee
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SPONSORSHIPLeslie
sponsor@oafootsteps.com

The committee continues to maintain the available sponsor list. Thank you to Meagan B for her continued service.

We are getting on average 7 sponsor requests a day and 2 available sponsors per week.
 
The committee is hosting a Sponsorship Style Q&A Series:
-Barbara A is speaking on 10/02/2021 at 2 pm EST in Room 5 – Sponsoring Using the Big Book
-Henry M is speaking on 10/30/2021 at 6 pm EST in Room 5 – Providing Temporary Sponsorship
 
We are interested in finding additional speakers for Sponsoring Styles.
VIRTUAL INTERGROUPCarrie
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WEB TEAM COMMITTEEOPEN
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OAF is currently looking for a Web Team Chair & a Special Worker/Webmaster.

Questions? Issues? Email webteam@oafootsteps.com.
WORKSHOP COMMITTEEOPEN
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Please send committee reports & any updates to Chairships to vig@oafootsteps.com.
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