Courtney KK. Copyright & Censorship: Historical Dangers of Licensing Regimes in the Digital Age. In: The Age of Revolutions in the Digital Age. Cornell University Press ; Forthcoming.
Courtney KK. If publishers have their way, libraries’ digital options will see major cuts. The Hill. 2022. Publisher's VersionAbstract
If a pending lawsuit by major American book publishers challenging controlled digital lending's legal limits succeeds, it's absence might be a lot more noticeable to a lot more people. It will be harder to borrow digital books and other materials from the growing number of libraries that practice controlled digital lending or some form of it. 
Courtney KK, Minow M. What Does My Library Need to Know about Ebook Laws?. American Libraries. 2022. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Minow and guest author Kyle K. Courtney discuss the library ebooks landscape and state-level efforts to institutionalize fair licensing terms.
Courtney KK. The Copyright First Responders Model. Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review. 2020;4 (2). Publisher's Version
Courtney KK, Samberg R, Vollmer T. Big data gets big help: Law and policy literacies for text data mining. C&RL . 2020;81 (4) :193. Publisher's Version
Courtney KK, Cox K. The Origins and Future of Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week: Why Should Libraries, Museums, and Other Cultural Institutions Participate?. In: Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World. Atlanta: Association of College and Research Libraries ; 2019. Publisher's Version
Courtney KK, Lukens CB, Kipphut-Smith S. Copyright Law’s Role in Advocacy and Education for Open Access Policies on Campus. In: Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World. Atlanta: Association of College and Research Libraries ; 2019. Publisher's Version
Courtney KK, Street LA, Hansen DR. Brief of Amici Curiae 116 Law Librarians and 5 Law Library Organizations in Support of Respondent. 2019. Publisher's Version
Courtney KK. The state copyright conundrum. C&RL . 2018;79 (10) :571. Publisher's VersionAbstract
The copyright status of works of the state governments, however, is often far more difficult to determine. While reasonable policy would contend that state government works should be available to the public at large, many states assert a copyright interest in their materials, and, most concerning, many more lack any clear legal guidance on the issue. States often produce a variety of copyrighted works. Figuring out whether these state materials are copyrighted is a tricky question
Courtney KK, Hansen DR. A White Paper on Controlled Digital Lending of Library Books. DASH @ Harvard. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract
This paper is about how libraries can legally lend digital copies of books. It explains the legal and policy rationales for the process— “controlled digital lending”— as well as a variety of risk factors and practical considerations that can guide libraries seeking to implement such lending. We write this paper in support of the Position Statement on Controlled Digital Lending, a document endorsed by many libraries, librarians, and legal experts. Our goal is to help libraries and their lawyers become more comfortable with the concept by more fully explaining the legal rationale for controlled digital lending, as well as situations in which this rationale is the strongest.
University Libraries in the Digital Era
University Libraries in the Digital Era. In: Research Handbook on Digital Transformations. 1st ed. London: Edward Elgar ; 2017. pp. 135-159. Publisher's VersionAbstract

The library finds itself navigating a challenging transition at the dawn of a digital era: 2013 marked the fourth consecutive year in which more than 40 percent of libraries in the United States experienced a decrease in funding. The university library is no stranger to operating under financial constraints; major university library systems at Harvard, Columbia, Chicago and more have undergone similar cuts and reorganizations. These changes are being driven in part by the new ways in which people interact with information. It is this chapter’s argument, however, that the digital age will not mark another era of decline for libraries. In fact, with the special place university libraries have traditionally held in law, policy and pedagogy, the university library is now poised to be on the forefront of the twenty-first-century digital movement as it harnesses its staff, collections and expertise to provide next-generation support for research, teaching and access. The topics in this chapter – collection development, modern library space, law and policy, open access, and collaborative case study programs – are considered as representative of some of the most critical themes for a university library to embrace in the modern era.

MOOCs and Libraries in the 21st Century
Courtney KK. MOOCs and Libraries in the 21st Century. 1st ed. Baltimore: Rowman & Littlefield, Ltd; 2015 pp. 175. Publisher's VersionAbstract


Courtney KK. Think You 'Own' What You 'Buy' on the Internet?. Politico. 2015. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Think You ‘Own’ What You ‘Buy’ on the Internet? Think again. Digital media is locked up behind contracts and licensing.  Worse still, this digital media is sold with "buy" and "purchase" buttons, when in reality, you are merely leasing these items, and have absolutely no ownership rights.  Are consumers being lied to?

The MOOC Syllabus Blues: Strategies for MOOCs and syllabus materials
Courtney KK. The MOOC Syllabus Blues: Strategies for MOOCs and syllabus materials. College & Research Libraries . 2013;74 (10) :514. Publisher's Version
Copyright in the Digital Age
Courtney K. Copyright in the Digital Age. In: Kroski E Librarianship in the Digital Age . 1st ed. Rowman & Littlefield ; 2013. Publisher's Version
Courtney K. Yolo: The Year of the Learning Organization. AALL Spectrum. 2012;16 (3) :20-24. SSRN
Courtney KK, Holmes E, Quinn K. Find It Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web. Eau Claire: NBI, Inc.; 2011.
Courtney KK. A Tale of Two Stairways. AALL Spectrum. 2010;14 (7) :14-27.
Courtney KK. Plagiarism’s Little Black Book: Judge Posner’s The Little Book of Plagiarism. Plagiary: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Plagiarism, Fabrication and Falsification. 2008;3 (1).
Courtney KK, Holmes E, Quinn K. Find It Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web. Eau Claire: NBI, Inc.; 2008.