Kenneth Crews

Gipson Hoffman & Pancione

Kenneth D. Crews is an attorney, author, professor, and international intellectual property consultant. His work centers on copyright and related issues in diverse settings, from major businesses and research universities to small startups and individual authors. He works with universities, publishers, and cultural institutions, and with clients in the motion picture, music, and publishing sectors. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and more, including a fully revised and expanded edition of Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators (Fourth Edition, 2020). Dr. Crews established and directed the nation’s first university-based copyright office, at Indiana University, where he also held a tenured law professorship. He was later recruited to establish a similar office at Columbia University in New York City and to serve on the faculty of Columbia Law School. He has earned degrees from Northwestern University, Washington University in St. Louis, and UCLA. For more than a decade, he has been a consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization (a U.N. agency) and an invited speaker in 45 U.S. states and on six continents. He has been a visiting professor in Paris (at the Sorbonne), Munich, Helsinki, Bayreuth, and Cairo. Professor Crews was the first recipient of the Patterson Copyright Award from the American Library Association, and he received the Mark T. Banner Award from the American Bar Association in 2014. He is now based in Los Angeles, with the firm of Gipson Hoffman & Pancione. Kenneth D. Crews has been listed in Who’s Who in America.