Lesley Ellen Harris

Lesley Ellen Harris, JD, has spent her entire career working in copyright law as an author, blogger, educator, lawyer and consultant on legal, business, policy, and strategic issues in the publishing, entertainment, Internet, and information industries. She has served a broad range of clients and taught a broad range of students, and she frequently works with libraries, archives, museums, and educational institutions. She often speaks at conferences, and teaches in-person and online courses on copyright and licensing in the United States, Canada, and globally through Copyrightlaws.com and in conjunction with national and regional associations in Canada and the United States. After completing law school, Harris worked with the Canadian government on copyright policy underlying statutory copyright reform. As a policy advisor, Harris gained an international perspective on copyright, undertaking international studies and comparing how copyright laws worked in various countries. Her portfolios included examining copyright for libraries, archives, museums, and educational institutions and understanding the balance in domestic copyright laws and international copyright treaties. Harris is the author of the books Digital Property: Currency of the 21st Century (1997), Canadian Copyright Law (4th ed., 2014), Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians (3rd ed., 2018), and numerous articles. In 1998, she founded the website Copyrightlaws.com. She is also the founder and CEO of Copyrightlaws.com, a company that promotes copyright literacy education and provides an opportunity for librarians and other nonlawyers around the world to become more aware and educated about copyright law and licensing digital content. Harris always likes to hear from her readers and can be contacted through www.copyrightlaws.com.

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