Maybe I'm just being naive here and missing something important, but what on earth would the legal reasons be to prohibit them from reading it, just for their own enjoyment and edification? From what I've seen, pro artists look at fans' art all the time—they get shown it at cons, etc. (TrakNar, didn't that happen with one or two of your sketch cards at one point?) If that sort of thing can happen with art, then what on earth kind of legal barrier would there be against it happening with writing? It's not unheard of for profic authors to take a certain amount of interest in fanfic, either. I once chatted with someone like that right here on these very boards: patchworkz7.