We’ve had some turnover recently in The Scholarly Kitchen, with several of our long-term contributors rotating to emeritus status (though I hope they will all continue to contribute as they see fit). We are hoping to bring in some new voices to the Kitchen, and if any of you readers are interested in joining our collection of regular authors, please do get in touch.
Today I am very pleased to announce that Roy Kaufman has agreed to join The Scholarly Kitchen as a Chef. Roy is Managing Director of both Business Development and Government Relations for the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). Prior to CCC, Kaufman served as Legal Director, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. He is a member of, among other things, the Bar of the State of New York, the Author’s Guild, and the editorial board of UKSG Insights. Kaufman also advises the US Government on international trade matters through membership in International Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) 13 – Intellectual Property and the Library of Congress’s Copyright Public Modernization Committee in addition to serving on the Board of the United States Intellectual Property Alliance (USIPA). He was the founding corporate Secretary of CrossRef, and formerly chaired its legal working group. He has written and lectured extensively on the subjects of copyright, licensing, open access, text/data mining, new media, artists’ rights, and art law. Kaufman is Editor-in-Chief of Art Law Handbook: From Antiquities to the Internet and author of two books on publishing contract law. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and Columbia Law School.
Copyright, rights management, and facilitation of open access are all subjects of heightened importance in our community, and I’m thrilled that we can add Roy’s expertise to The Scholarly Kitchen. Please join me in welcoming Roy, his previous guest posts can be found here, and his first official post as a Chef, “Some Observations from Charleston (Open Access Edition)” is now available.