The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and its Copyright Advisory Subcommittee honored the 2011 L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award winner, Peter Suber, JD, PhD., Friday with a special reception in Washington, DC.
The annual award recognizes contributions of an individual or group that pursues and supports the Constitutional purpose of the U.S. Copyright Law, fair use and the public domain. The award is named after L. Ray Patterson, a key legal figure who explained and justified the importance of the public domain and fair use.
Professor Suber was recognized for his work in the open access movement that began in academia in response to increasing costs of scholarly journals. Read more about his accomplishments in the award announcement.