BIO: Lesley Ellen Harris

Lesley Ellen Harris, JD, is the CEO of Lesley is a copyright consultant, published author, copyright blogger and educator. She is an expert in navigating copyright issues in today’s modern world. Her areas of concentration include U.S. and Canadian copyright law, international copyright law, and licensing digital content.

Having seen copyright from many perspectives, Lesley shares her knowledge and experience in her 10 books and through her in-person and online courses. Lesley’s greatest skill is simplifying copyright in plain English, which she does regularly as a consultant and speaker, as well as through her eTutorials, courses, books and the website she founded, Lesley prides herself on presenting an independent, non-biased perspective on copyright law.

After completing law school, Lesley worked with the Canadian government on copyright policy underlying statutory copyright reform. As a policy advisor, Lesley gained an international perspective on copyright, undertaking international studies and comparing how copyright laws worked in various countries. Her portfolios included examining copyright for libraries, archives, museums and educational institutions and understanding the balance in domestic copyright laws and international copyright treaties.

Lesley has spoken on copyright law around the world. She created and developed the nine-course Certificate in Copyright Management program in partnership with the Special Libraries Association (SLA), and taught it for nine years. Lesley continues to teach online courses with the American Library Association (ALA), and is on the Adjunct Faculty with the Department of Library and Information Science, Catholic University of America (in Washington, DC).

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