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Chip Stewart on Science-Fiction & the Law

Season 1, Ep. 593

In this episode, Daxton R. "Chip" Stewart, Professor of Journalism in the Bob Schieffer College of Communications at Texas Christian University, discusses his new book, "Media Law Through Science Fiction: Do Androids Dream of Electric Free Speech?," which is published by Routledge. Stewart begins by describing how he became interested in studying the law through the lens of science fiction, and how he interviewed many different science fiction authors as part of the research for his book. He reflects on why science fiction provides such a helpful tool for thinking about law and policy, especially in relation to copyright, privacy, and censorship. And he discusses many of the different stories, novels, and movies he uses as examples in the book. Stewart is on Twitter at @MediaLawProf.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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