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University of Mary Washington, BA
Simmons College, MS
Suffolk University, JD


Kyle Courtney is an attorney, currently working as the copyright advisor for Harvard University. At Harvard, he works closely with the community to establish a culture of shared understanding of risk and legal issues among staff, faculty, and students. His work at Harvard also includes a role as the copyright and information policy advisor for HarvardX/edX online classes. He also currently teaches a section at Harvard Law School, training first year law students on the fundamentals of legal research in the Legal Research and Writing program. Courtney maintains a dual appointment at Northeastern University as a Faculty Scholar for the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at the School of Law and teaching “Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights” for the interdisciplinary Information Assurance program at the College of Computer and Information Science. He holds a JD with distinction in High Technology/Intellectual Property Law from Suffolk University School of Law and an MSLIS from Simmons College. He is a published author and nationally recognized speaker on the topic of copyright, technology, and the law. Courtney’s writing has appeared in Politico, Slate, Library Journal, and other publications. His most recent book is titled MOOC’s and Libraries in the 21st Century, published by Rowman & Littlefield, Ltd. He can be followed on Twitter @KyleKCourtney and his Cyberlaw class website is https://cyberlaw101.wordpress.com/.

Kyle Courtney