I am excited to join the Penn State University community as the Copyright Officer. I am available for:
- faculty, staff, and student consultations for copyright questions
- course-related instruction
- advice on University programs
I would love to collaborate with you. Over the next year I’ll be working on a complete overhaul of the PSU Copyright site, including open educational resources and assignable course modules. I hope to be able to provide comprehensive material relevant to your work here at PSU. If you have a question, comment, suggestion, or copyright-related need, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not email confidential information. Submission of your information does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Attorney Brandy Karl has been appointed the University Libraries’ copyright officer. Karl will advise the Libraries on national and international copyright matters and will help 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 will serve as a resource for the Libraries’ growing programs of digitization, research data curation and digital scholarship and will coordinate with the Office of General Counsel, Information Technology Services among others to help develop and apply policies for intellectual property in the University.
Karl served as a fellow at Stanford Law School’s center for Internet and Society and Fair Use Project. She has also been an attorney extern at the Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis. Karl has her master of laws from Georgetown University Law Center and her juris doctor from Boston University School of Law.