The Arts Counsel

The Arts Counsel podcast, hosted by Peter Afrasiabi, is a thirty-minute conversation with influential content creators about their work at the intersection of art and the law. Designed to demystify the legal system, guests share stories of their struggles and successes as it relates to their creative endeavors, and Afrasiabi offers insight to help our audience better understand their rights as artists.


Peter Afrasiabi is a founding partner of One LLP, an intellectual property litigation boutique in California known for handling high-profile cases, and has been named by Variety magazine a Top Lawyer. An author of multiple books, he founded an appellate litigation clinic in conjunction with the Chapman University School of Law, and the University of California, Irvine School of Law in Orange County, California, where he regularly litigates civil rights and political asylum appeals with his students. A regular speaker, he has been interviewed by NBC, CBS, The Wall Street Journal and radio and print outlets concerning his cases.


The 1888 Podcast Network is a curated collection of educational and entertaining podcasts. Each program is designed to provide a unique platform for industry innovators to share stories about art, literature, music, history, science, or technology.

208 – Emma Lord with Peter Afrasiabi

Peter interviews fan fiction author and writer Emma Lord to discuss the critical role fan fiction plays in developing writing talent, in broadening writing environments, and in finding outlets for different viewpoints. In exploring these issues, we learn more about the role of copyright law and fair use law when exploring existing characters in different settings or new characters in existing content universes.READ MORE