January 27, 2022

Video: Robert Darnton and John Palfrey Lecture About Copyright Laws and Libraries at Harvard Law School

At a recent “special event” (April 24, 2013) during this semester’s Copyright Law class at Harvard Law School that is also being taught online as an EDx class (CopyrightX), Professor William Fisher (Director, Berkman Center) welcomed two well-known and highly respected members of the library community to the class for a 90 minute discussion about copyright and digital libraries.


  • John Palfrey, Head of School at Phillips Academy, Andover , DPLA Board Member, and Director, Berkman Center. Palfrey was formerly Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School.

Brewster Kahle was originally listed as a participant but was unable to attend.

This was the final special event during this semesters class. The other five events can be viewed here. One that might be of special interest is a lecture about by Lawrence Lessig recorded on April 17, 2013.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.