The New York Law Institute and the Law Library Association of Greater New York are pleased to present the following live program:

Dispelling Fair Use Myths 

Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:30-8:00 pm

at the New York Law Institute


Speaker: Kyle Courtney

Speaker Information: Kyle K. Courtney, a lawyer and librarian, is the Copyright Advisor for Harvard University Library working in the Office for Scholarly Communication. He works closely with Harvard Library to establish a culture of shared understanding of copyright law and open access within the Harvard community. His “Copyright First Responders” initiative was profiled in Library Journal in 2013, and he was named a National Academic Library Mover & Shaker in 2015. You can find him on Twitter @KyleKCourtney.

Session description: Even though copyright law is as popular as ever, libraries often do not know where the line between protected copyright expression and fair use lies. This uncertainly often leaves libraries with either overly restrictive policies, which limit patron services, or overly permissive policies, which might subject the library or its parent organization to liability. This program aims to dispel the myths surrounding fair use to give attendees more confidence when handling the wide array of copyright-focused questions you encounter either in policy development or reference service.

Refreshments: Light food and drink will be provided.

Networking: There will be networking from 6:30 to 7:00. The talk will start at 7:00 pm.

Registration details: Since seating is limited, RSVP is required. Please RSVP to Ralph Caiazzo,

Location details: This event will take place at the New York Law Institute, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. Room information will be sent to attendees after registration is completed.