Kyle K. Courtney, MLIS, JD

Kyle K. Courtney, MLIS, JD

Kyle K. Courtney, MLIS, JD

Copyright Advisor
Harvard University

Bio

Kyle K. Courtney is an attorney, librarian, and the first Copyright Advisor out of the Office for Scholarly Communication at Harvard Library. Kyle holds a J.D. with distinction in Intellectual Property Law and consults with libraries, higher education, non-profit groups, and specialized archives over copyright law. His Copyright First Responders (CFR) program has spread beyond its origins at Harvard Library to form CFR groups in Alaska, Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, OregonWashington, and Rhode Island. Kyle has worked as the Copyright and Information Policy Advisor for HarvardX, was named a National Academic Library Mover & Shaker in 2015, coordinated Fair Use Week, and was awarded a Knight grant to develop a web-based "Fair Use and Copyright Tool." He is a nationally recognized speaker and a published author. His most recent work is "Copyright Law's Role in Advocacy and Education for Open Access Policies on Campus" in Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World.