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Controlled digital lending and new models of sharing

Everyone is painfully aware of the degree to which copyright law in the United States hasn't kept pace with the modern digital world, and how existing standards may or may not ""fit"" well with digital goods. Especially this past year, digital lending in libraries has been pushed to its limits and, some would say, beyond.

Join Kyle and Carlo for a discussion about these limits, the new model of Controlled Digital Lending, and ask questions of the experts. 
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NISO Plus 2021


February 22-25, 2021

NISO Plus 2021 was our first virtual conference, held in February of 2021. A global undertaking, NISO Plus 2021 had over 800 participants from 26 countries come together to have a conversation about the state of the information ecosystem. Here you'll find both the presentations and discussions from that event.
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Carlo Scollo Lavizzari

Advocate - Lenz Caemmerer

Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, is a lawyer qualified in South Africa, England & Wales, and Switzerland. Carlo specializes in intellectual property protection and by now has more than 18 years of work experience with law firms in Africa, Europe, Switzerland and the United States of America. He is a strategist and problem solver in negotiations, conflict resolution and policy, participating actively in global advocacy for norm setting and in litigation. Carlo is fluent in four languages: German, English, French and Italian, and has a very basic proficiency in Chinese.

Frequent speaker and presenter at conferences, author of numerous publications in the fields of copyright and intellectual property law

Recent Publications:
Licensing Practices in a Global Digital Market, IPA Publication October 2020
Overview of STM Research Publishing and Licensing Practices: Carlo Scollo Lavizzari

Cross-Border Copyright Licensing,Law and Practice, 1st edition, 2018
Elgar Intellectual Property Law and Practice series Edited by
Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, Lenz & Caemmerer, Basel, Switzerland and
René Viljoen, Motion Picture Association, Belgium
Copyright Licensing can no longer be considered purely from the perspective of the licensor’s home territory. This practical and wide-ranging reference work provides comprehensive coverage of the law and practice of cross-border licensing in a number of major territories, including China, the EU, India, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, and the USA.
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Kyle K. Courtney

Copyright Advisor - Harvard Library

Kyle K. Courtney is a lawyer and librarian, serving as the Copyright Advisor at Harvard University, working out of Harvard Library’s Office for Scholarly Communication.  He works closely with the Harvard community to establish a culture of shared understanding of copyright issues among Harvard staff, faculty, and students. His “Copyright First Responders” initiative is in its seventh year, and has spread beyond Harvard to reach libraries, archives, museums, and cultural institutions in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oregon, Washington, and Rhode Island. He serves on boards and legal advisory committees for various law, library, and open access institutions including Library Futures, LawArXiv, the American Law Institute's Restatement of Copyright, First, and the @EveryLibrary Super PAC. He presently teaches two sections on legal research as part of the the first-year legal research and writing program at Harvard Law School. He also has a dual appointment at Northeastern University, teaching Cyberlaw: Privacy Ethics and Digital Rights and the Legal Writing Workshop for upper level law students. Kyle holds a J.D. with distinction in Intellectual Property Law and a MSLIS. He is a published author and frequent speaker on the topic of copyright, technology, cultural institutions, and the law.  His blog is at and he can be found on Twitter @KyleKCourtney.
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Oya Y. Rieger

Senior Strategist - Ithaka S+R