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Laura Quilter

I'm Laura Quilter, the Copyright and Information Policy Librarian at the UMass Amherst Libraries.  I educate the campus community on copyright and related matters, by offering workshops and consultations.  Although I'm an attorney, I'm not your personal attorney, and I don't offer personalized legal advice -- but I believe that individuals can understand enough about copyright to answer their own questions in most instances. 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about copyright, fair use, or other information policy issues.  I can meet by appointment, and generally maintains office hours on Wednesdays, 10am - noon, in the Teaching Commons at the Du Bois Library (but please contact me in advance to confirm).

 

Biography

Laura Quilter is the Copyright and Information Policy Librarian at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Libraries.  Laura has a M.S. in Library and Information Science (University of Kentucky, 1993) and a J.D. (UC Berkeley School of Law, 2003).  

She has taught as an adjunct professor at Simmons College, and at the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law.  She has consulted with libraries and non-profits on copyright, privacy, and other technology law concerns.  She has also worked as a librarian and assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has lectured and taught courses to a wide variety of audiences. 

Laura's research interests include copyright, tensions within teaching and scholarly communication, and more broadly, human rights concerns within information law and policy, including privacy, access to knowledge, and intellectual freedom. 

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Last Edited: 21 October 2014