About the Author

Nat is a bibliophile with a lifelong affinity for stories and the means of conveying them.  While he has been in love with storytelling since high school, it was at the same time that his more pragmatic side coaxed him into pursuing the more traditional career path of a lawyer.  He continued on this track through college--graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy (while minoring in Creative Writing) in three years--then receiving his J.D. cum laude followed by a license to practice law.

He has published three articles on copyright law in national law journals, the first while a second-year law student.  His second article won National Second Prize in the 70th Annual American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition, for which it received a monetary award and a reprint in the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. less than a year after its initial publication.  After graduation, he completed a two-year post-J.D. fellowship, during which he published his third article while editing and overseeing production of numerous academic and community outreach publications.  Throughout the course of his fellowship, he reaffirmed his passion for the written word and honed his skills as a wordsmith and copyeditor.   He teaches several legal writing and research courses as a member of the adjunct faculty at his alma mater law school.  

Selected Works

Perpetuating Cultures: What Fan-Based Activities Can Teach Us About Intangible Cultural Property, 44 Creighton L. Rev. 429 (2011).

Copyrights Retold: How Interpretive Rights Foster Creativity and Justify Fan-Based Activities, 20 Seton Hall J. Sports & Ent. L. 131 (2010), reprinted at 57 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 987 (2011).

When Holding On Means Letting Go: Why Fair Use Should Extend to Fan-Based Activities, 5 U. Denver Sports & Ent. L.J. 64 (2008).

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