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Lesley Ellen Harris

Lesley Ellen Harris

Lesley Ellen Harris is a Copyright, Licensing and E-commerce Lawyer/Consultant who works on legal, business and strategic issues in the publishing, content, entertainment, Internet and information industries. Lesley's clients range from individuals to governments, associations, unions and corporations. She also works with libraries, archives, museums and educational institutions.

Lesley began her career in copyright in 1984 working with a lobbying group interested in revising Canada's copyright laws. From 1987-1991, Lesley was Senior Copyright Officer with the Canadian government where she helped revise the country's copyright laws. Since 1991, Lesley has been self-employed consulting with clients on Canadian, U.S. and international issues. Lesley now maintains a virtual office using the Internet for everything from communicating with clients and sending documents to Web-invoicing. In fact, you are likely to get a quicker response from an e-mail to Lesley than from a telephone call.

Lesley's articles and papers are published internationally and she is the author of the books Canadian Copyright Law (3rd ed. 2001) and Digital Property: Currency of the 21st Century (1997), both of which are published by McGraw-Hill. In addition, Lesley is the editor of The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter: For Libraries, Archives & Museums. Lesley began this Newsletter in 1997 and it now has subscribers from over twenty countries. In 2000, Lesley has prepared a series of four electronic reports on e-commerce for libraries, archives and museums, entitled the E-LAM Reports. Lesley's newest book, Digital Licensing: A Practical Guide for Librarians will be published by the American Library Association in early 2002.

Lesley has spoken at conferences on copyright law in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England and Europe and continues to be involved in copyright education. She has her own seminar company, copyrightlaws.com, which organizes seminars and workshops on issues such as Digital Licensing, E-Commerce, and Managing Copyright Issues. In addition, Lesley instructs numerous "private" and customized seminars each year, as well as teleconferences and videoconferences. For further information, please see the seminars section.

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