Kenneth D. Crews

Kenneth D. Crews is an attorney, author, professor, and international copyright consultant.  Much of his work has centered on copyright issues of importance to libraries, education, research, and publishing.  Dr. Crews has been a professor of law, business, and library science, and he established the nation’s first university-based copyright office, at Indiana University, where he also held a tenured law professorship.  Crews was later recruited to create a similar office at Columbia University in New York City and to serve on the faculty of Columbia Law School.  He studied history at Northwestern University and law at Washington University in St. Louis.  Dr. Crews earned M.L.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA’s School of Library and Information Science.  He resides in Los Angeles, California, and has been an invited speaker on college and university campuses and at conferences in nearly every U.S. state and on six continents.  He was the first recipient of the L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award from the American Library Association and received the Mark T. Banner Award from the American Bar Association.

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