Copyright officer appointed by Penn State’s Libraries

Attorney Brandy Karl will serve as expert in copyright, fair use, Teach Act and other related issues

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 polices 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.

Karl’s office is located in 126/O Paterno Library, and she can be contacted at or 814-867-5921.

Last Updated January 09, 2015