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Brandy Karl

Brandy Karl

University Libraries' Copyright Officer
Affiliate Law Library Faculty

(814) 867-5921

LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., Boston University School of Law
S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ms. Karl advises the University Libraries on national and international copyright matters and helps to craft policies to provide the fullest possible access to the Libraries’ collections. Serving as an expert in the University community for copyright, fair use, Teach Act, and other related issues, she supports the University's mission through outreach, education, and consultation programs that help students and faculty understand how copyright and related concepts affect their work, as well as how they can make informed decisions in the use and creation of copyrighted works. She serves as a resource for the Libraries’ growing programs of digitization, research data curation and digital scholarship and coordinates with the Office of General Counsel and Information Technology Services, among others, to help develop and apply polices for intellectual property in the University.

Ms. Karl previously served as a fellow at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society and Fair Use Project. She has also been an attorney extern at the Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis.