Peter Jaszi

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Peter Jaszi is a widely known expert on copyright law and author, with Patricia Aufderheide, of Reclaiming Fair Use (2012), which examines the state of fair use and the importance to scholarship, art, and free expression of strengthening the doctrine.

Jaszi earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1968 and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1971.[1] Jaszi is currently Professor of Law at American University's Washington College of Law, and Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic.

Jaszi was one of the founders in 1995 of the "Digital Future Coalition", an organization of library associations and other public interest groups engaging in copyright advocacy during the late 1990s.[2] Jaszi has testified numerous times before Congress on copyright matters,[2] and in 1994 served on the Librarian of Congress' Advisory Commission on Copyright Registration and Deposit.[3] Jaszi also serves as a trustee of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., the primary scholarly society dedicated to copyright law.[3]



  • Reclaiming Fair Use (with Patricia Aufderheide) (2012)
  • "Toward a Theory of Copyright: The Metamorphoses of" Authorship"", Duke Law Journal (1991)
  • "On the author effect: contemporary copyright and collective creativity", Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal (1991)
  • Editor, The Construction of Authorship: Textual Appropriation in Law and Literature (Duke University Press, 1994)
  • Copyright in Transition (with Martha Woodmansee) in History of the Book in America, Volume IV)
  • "Is There Such a Thing as Post-Modern Copyright?" in Making and Unmaking Intellectual Property (2011), edited with Martha Woodmansee and Mario Biagioi


  1. ^ "Peter Jaszi Profile", Computer & Communications Industry Association (last visited April 24, 2013).
  2. ^ a b c Jacob Roberts, "Jaszi Honored with 2007 Patterson Copyright Award", American Library Association District Dispatch, March 22, 2007.
  3. ^ a b c d "Peter Jaszi Biography", U.S. Copyright Office (last visited April 23, 2013).

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