Ask a Law Professor Your Questions about Fan Fiction and Mash-ups

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Rebecca Tushnet is a law professor at Georgetown and one of the founders of the Organization for Transformative Works, a nonprofit that promotes and supports fanworks. She's here today to answer your questions today about fair use, fanworks, and the internet.

Tushnet's currently working on a project looking at the benefits and legal issues of noncommercial fanworks (available here). Besides teaching, she has also practiced intellectual property law and clerked for Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court.


She's joining us from 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. (PST), so start asking her now whatever you want about the issues surrounding the writing of fan fiction, making mash-ups, and the thorny legal landscape in which they live.

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