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William Patry

William Patry is Senior Copyright Counsel at Google Inc. He formerly served as copyright counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, as a Policy Planning Advisor to the Register of Copyrights, and as a law professor. In private practice, he argued copyright cases before the US. federal courts. He is the author of six books on copyright, most recently, "Patry on Copyright," an 8 volume, 6,000 page treatise that is the largest work ever published on copyright; the forthcoming "Patry on Fair Use" (April 2009), and the forthcoming "Metaphors, Moral Panics, and Folk Devils in the Copyright Wars" to be published by Oxford University Press in late summer 2009.

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