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Amy Dygert

Amy Dygert, Director of Copyright Services

Amy Dygert is Director of Copyright Services at Cornell University Library. At CUL, she manages intellectual property, privacy, and legal issues arising from library collections, acquisitions, and digital projects. In addition to leading the Copyright Services team, Amy advocates at the federal level on behalf of libraries, archives, and museums on issues of copyright law and policy. Prior to arriving at Cornell, Amy served as Copyright and Information Policy Advisor at Syracuse University, where she also served as an adjunct professor teaching First Amendment and communications law. She also spent several years practicing civil litigation. Amy earned her JD from the Syracuse University College of Law, her MS in New Media and MA in Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and her MS in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation from the Syracuse University School of Education.

Matthew Kopel

Matthew Kopel, Copyright Specialist

Matthew Kopel is Copyright Specialist at Cornell University Library. After a career in academic publishing, he earned his MSLIS from Drexel University. Matthew’s work at CUL focuses on copyright policy, use and reuse of CUL materials, and working with teams within CUL on rights evaluations and general copyright troubleshooting.

Mike Priehs

Mike Priehs, Copyright Specialist for Education

Mike Priehs is the Copyright Specialist for Education at Cornell University Library. Prior to joining CUL, he has held positions at Wayne State University, Toledo Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin-Washington County, and University of California-Santa Barbara. Mike is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at Wayne State University and earned his M.L.I.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In addition to his role at CUL, Mike is an adjunct instructor at the Cornell Department of Information Science and the Wayne State University School of Information Science. In his role at CUL, Mike develops and delivers copyright training for CUL employees.

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