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Brandy Karl is a copyright and Internet policy lawyer. Currently she practices on a consulting basis.


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Attorney Brandy Karl is the Pennsylvania State University Libraries’ Copyright Officer. She advises the 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 will support the University’s mission by developing an outreach, education and consultation program that will 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 is a resource for the Libraries’ growing programs of digitization, research data curation and digital scholarship and coordinates with the Office of General Counsel, Information Technology Services among others to help develop and apply polices for intellectual property in the University. She is also an Affiliate Law Library Faculty Member and the Head of the Department of Scholarly Communications & Copyright.

Brandy served as a fellow at Stanford Law School’s center for Internet and Society and Fair Use Project litigating public interest copyright matters. She has also been an attorney extern at the Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis. Brandy has her Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center and her Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law.


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