L. Ray Patterson 2011 Award Wrap-Up

Alan Inouye presents the award to Peter Suber

Alan Inouye presents the award to Peter Suber

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.

Additional information on the L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award is on the ALA Web site. For more photos of the award ceremony, visit the ALA Washington Office flickr page.

About Carrie Russell

Carrie Russell is the Director of the Program on Public Access to Information in the Office for Information Technology Policy. Her portfolio includes copyright, international copyright, accessibility, e-books and other public policy issues. She has a MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a MA in media arts from the University of Arizona. She can be reached via e-mail at crussell@alawash.org.

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