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Melanie Dulong de Rosnay is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where she leads research in copyright law and information science. She is designing a distance learning course on copyright for librarians in partnership with eIFL. She is also working on open access science and open data policy with Science Commons, and coordinating publications for Communia, the European thematic network on the digital public domain.

Prior to joining the Berkman Center, she participated to research projects on legal metadata and ontologies, rights expression languages, e-science and open access, Internet governance, and technical standardization (MPEG-21). She is Creative Commons France legal lead at CERSA (Administrative Science Studies Research Center) since 2003 and co-edited the collective book International Commons at the Digital Age gathering articles from Creative Commons International leads. Some of her scientific publications in French and in English are available here.

She holds a doctorate in law from University Paris 2, with a dissertation on « Legal and technological regulation of networked information and creative works ». She also holds degrees in political science and law from Universities of Lyon (France), Leipzig (Germany) and Tilburg (the Netherlands) and has taught copyright law at University of Technology of Compiègne, France. She worked at IRCAM, the Institute for Music/Acoustic Research and Coordination at Centre Pompidou in Paris, in a multimedia start-up, in a cultural community center and co-founded an indie music label.

Projects & Tools

Copyright for Librarians

The Berkman Center partnered with eIFL to deliver a distance learning program on copyright for librarians. The resulting curriculum, made available on March 24, 2010, can be used…


Dec 9, 2008 @ 12:30 PM

Developing A Self-Learning Distance Program on Copyright for Librarians

Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, Berkman Fellow

Berkman Fellow Melanie Dulong de Rosnay will discuss the Copyright for Librarians project, which aims, in partnership with, to develop a distance learning program on…

Jul 15, 2008 @ 1:30 PM

Openness for Life Science Databases

Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, Berkman Fellow

Melanie Dulong de Rosnay presented work on legal and technical openness for life science databases that she developed with Science Commons.

Feb 19, 2008 @ 6:00 PM

"Trends that Change Everything in 21st Century Learning and Teaching" / "Defining Taxonomies" / "The World Earth Catalog Redux"

Yale ISP Fellow Stephen Wilmarth, Berkman Fellow Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, MIT CMS Student Colleen Kaman

Cyberscholar working group: Yale ISP Fellow Stephen Wilmarth, Berkman Fellow Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, MIT CMS Student Colleen Kaman.