Fanlaw.org came about as the brainchild of
Kym Masera Taborn, who on October
25, 2000 created an online list,
- to "discuss
the legal issues that affect online fandom's on a daily and not so daily basis."
And, Maria Cohen, who created a website
in order to discuss and introduce legal information to online communities in a manner that was easy to understand.
It did not take long before the two concepts, and friends came together.
(in alphabetical order)
About Maria Cohen, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder:
A native New Yorker, Ms. Cohen is an avid reader
and prolific writer. She earned her B.S. in Legal Studies from John Jay
College of Criminal Justice, with Honors in English. Legal interests
include public interest law, computer forensics, forensic science, ethics and
the law, jurisprudence, constitutional law, criminal law and intellectual
property and the relationship among these very different facets of law as they
relate to persons in their day to day lives.
For fun, Ms. Cohen enjoys watching science fiction,
anime and most anything that keeps her imagination sharp and the kid in
About Kym Masera Taborn, Co-Founder --
Kym Masera Taborn, is a tax attorney.