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Let us know if you use the exemption as part of your practice, and what you are preserving. Your feedback will be used to create an FAQ, and as evidence for renewal of the exemption in 3 years time. 

DMCA Preservationist’s Guide Feedback Form

Email: kalbert@law.harvard.edu

About the Guide

Authors: by Kee Young Lee and Kendra Albert

A Joint Product of the Software Preservation Network and the Cyberlaw Clinic @ the Berkman Klein Center

Date: The 1201 exemption for “computer programs” went into effect on October 28, 2018and will last until October 28th, 2021. This guide was published on December 10, 2018. 

Description: The Library of Congress recently adopted several exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provision prohibiting circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. The exemptions went into effect on October 28, 2018 and last until October 28th, 2021. This guide is intended to help preservationists determine whether their activities fall under the new exemption.

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