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Kyle Courtney

Harvard University
Copyright Advisor and Program Manager
Kyle K. Courtney is a lawyer and librarian, serving as the Copyright Advisor at Harvard University, working out of Harvard Library’s Office for Scholarly Communication.  He works closely with the Harvard community to establish a culture of shared understanding of copyright issues among Harvard staff, faculty, and students. His “Copyright First Responders” initiative is in its seventh year, and has spread beyond Harvard to reach libraries, archives, museums, and cultural institutions in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oregon, Washington, and Rhode Island. He serves on boards and legal advisory committees for various law, library, and open access institutions including Library Futures, LawArXiv, the American Law Institute's Restatement of Copyright, First, and the @EveryLibrary Super PAC. He presently teaches two sections on legal research as part of the the first-year legal research and writing program at Harvard Law School. He also has a dual appointment at Northeastern University, teaching Cyberlaw: Privacy Ethics and Digital Rights and the Legal Writing Workshop for upper level law students. Kyle holds a J.D. with distinction in Intellectual Property Law and a MSLIS. He is a published author and frequent speaker on the topic of copyright, technology, cultural institutions, and the law.  His blog is at http://kylecourtney.com and he can be found on Twitter @KyleKCourtney.