Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Panel Discussion: 5:30–7:00 pm, Pound 101 (Harvard Law School)
Reception: 7–8:00 pm, Harkness South 206 Lounge (next door)

Curious about copyrights?

DARTH Crimson will host lively discourse on intellectual property and its current predicaments as it plays catch up to the digital age. With panelists from four widely varying backgrounds, we aim to spark engaging and insightful discourse on where IP is coming from and where it’s going. The roundtable addresses the intellectual property concerns of the Harvard community in an age of open access, MOOCs, Creative Commons, and other innovations. We will begin with short presentations on our panelists’ perspectives, move onto guided discussion, and will address questions submitted through our webpage. A collection of resources available through Harvard will be available to attendees.

We encourage attendees and interested parties to submit questions and ideas for topics of discussion before the event. If you’re interested but can’t attend, the panel will be recorded and posted on our website in the week following.


Allan A. Ryan
Director of Intellectual Property, Harvard Business School Publishing
Harvard Extension School faculty profile

Peter Suber
Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Harvard Open Access Project
Peter Suber’s wiki website

Kyle Courtney
Copyright Advisor for Harvard University, Office for Scholarly Communication
Kyle Courtney’s OpenScholar site

Tim Kreider
Essayist and Cartoonist (The New York Times)
Tim Kreider’s website


While the event is free and open to the public, space is limited, so we ask you to please register if you plan on attending.