Tomas A. Lipinski, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D.
Professor Lipinski completed his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, received the Master of Laws (LL.M.) from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, and the Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mr. Lipinski has worked in a variety of legal settings including the private, public and non-profit sectors. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters; his monographs include, THE LIBRARY’S LEGAL ANSWER BOOK co-authored with Mary Minow (2003); the COPYRIGHT LAW IN THE DISTANCE EDUCATION CLASSROOM (2005), THE COMPLETE COPYRIGHT LIABILITY HANDBOOK FOR LIBRARIANS AND EDUCATORS (2006), and THE LIBRARIAN’S LEGAL COMPANION FOR LICENSING INFORMATION RESOURCES AND SERVICES (2012). Recent articles and chapters include, Click Here to Cloud: End User Issues in Cloud Computing Terms of Service Agreements, in CHALLENGES OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT BEYOND THE CLOUD: 4TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN A CHANGING WORLD, IMCW 2013 (Revised Selected Papers.), with Kathrine Henderson, Hate Speech: Legal and Philosophical Aspects, in THE HANDBOOK OF INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM CONCEPTS (2014), in 2013 with Andrea Copeland, Look before you License: The Use of Public Sharing Websites in building Patron Initiated Public Library Repositories, PRESERVATION, DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY & CULTURE and in 2012, Law vs. Ethics, Conflict and Contrast in Laws Affecting the Role of Libraries, Schools and other Information Intermediaries, JOURNAL OF INFORMATION ETHICS.
Dr. Lipinski has been a visiting professor in summers at the University of Pretoria-School of Information Technology (Pretoria, South Africa) and at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professor Lipinski was the first named member of the Global Law Faculty, Faculty of Law, University of Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Belgium, in Fall of 2006 where he continues to lecture annually at its Centers for Intellectual Property Rights and Interdisciplinary Center for Law and ICT. In October he returned to the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee to serve as Professor and Dean of its i-School, the School of Information Studies.