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John Palfrey: Open Access Week Symposium

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With support from: Lowell Institute
Date and time
Thursday, October 27, 2011

"John Palfrey, co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, delivers the keynote address at the Open Access Symposium. Open Access literature is digital, online, free to access, and free of most copyright restrictions. Palfrey argues that Open Access allows universities to share their research and make it more wildly available to the general public -- information that would otherwise only be available through paid scholarly journals."

John Palfrey is Henry N. Ess Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School. He is the co-author of *Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives* (2008) and *Access Denied: The Practice and Politics of Internet Filtering* (2008). His research and teaching is focused on Internet law, intellectual property, and international law. He practiced intellectual property and corporate law at the law firm of Ropes & Gray. He is a faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Outside of Harvard Law School, he is a Venture Executive at Highland Capital Partners and serves on the board of several technology companies and non-profits. John served as a special assistant at the US EPA during the Clinton Administration. He is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard Law School.