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Kenneth D. Crews

The Changing Role of Copyright in Libraries: New Law and New Opportunities

Kenneth Crews is the Samuel R. Rosen II Professor in the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and in the IU School of Library and Information Science. He is also Associate Dean of the Faculties for Copyright Management, and in that capacity he directs the Copyright Management Center based at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

His principal research interest has been the relationship of copyright law to the needs of higher education. His first copyright book, Copyright, Fair Use, and the Challenge for Universities: Promoting the Progress ofHigherEducation, was published by The University of Chicago Press in October 1993, and it reevaluated understandings of copyright in the context of teaching and research at the university. A more recent book, Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators, published in a fully revised second edition by the American Library Association in 2006, is an instructive overview of copyright law. Crews has been an invited speaker on college and university campuses and at conferences in 39 states, D.C., and 7 foreign countries.