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Software Preservation Community Forum (Fall 2022)

The Software Preservation Network’s Community Engagement Collaborative invites you to join us for the upcoming SPN Forum, “Building a Video Game Collection: Community Q&A!” The event will take place on Thursday, October, 20, 2022 at  12pm ET / 4pm UTC …Continue Software Preservation Community Forum (Fall 2022)

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Copyright Guides for Software Collections

Would you like to learn how you can provide access to software by using library exceptions to copyright alongside fair use and fair dealing? Join this free webinar on Tuesday, October 4, at 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT, co-hosted by the Association of Research …Continue Copyright Guides for Software Collections

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Section 108 and Software Collections: A User’s Guide

Abstract This user’s guide explains Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act in the context of software collections in libraries and archives. Like fair use, Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act provides important rights for libraries and archives engaged in …Continue Section 108 and Software Collections: A User’s Guide

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Section 30.1 and Software Collections: A Users Guide

Abstract Like fair dealing (Section 29), Section 30.1 of the Copyright Act, known as the “Management and maintenance of collection” exception, places certain software preservation activities by libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) outside the scope of copyright. Section 30.1 is …Continue Section 30.1 and Software Collections: A Users Guide

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The Strong National Museum of Play

Rochester, NY The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play.

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SPN Code of Conduct

The goal of the Software Preservation Network (SPN) Code of Conduct is to help create an equitable community of practice. SPN acknowledges that the history of computing and technology has been exclusionary, elevated certain voices over others, and has perpetuated …Continue SPN Code of Conduct

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Summer 2022 Community Forum

Building a Video Game Collection: Legal Considerations for Preservation The Software Preservation Network is building momentum in solidarity with several organizations and communities to win an improved exemption in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for video games. Such an exemption …Continue Summer 2022 Community Forum

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Comments of the Software Preservation Network in re Small Claims Procedures for Library and Archives Opt-Outs and Class Actions

Comments of the Software Preservation Network in re Small Claims Procedures for Library and Archives Opt-Outs and Class Actions (1) October 4, 2021 Thank you for this opportunity to comment on the proposed regulations implementing 17 U.S.C. 1506(aa)(1), which directs …Continue Comments of the Software Preservation Network in re Small Claims Procedures for Library and Archives Opt-Outs and Class Actions

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Software Preservation Network 2022 Coordinating Committee Nominations

Software Preservation Network members will vote to fill open seats on our Coordinating Committee in 2022. Read more about these incredible software preservation practitioners, researchers, advocates, and all-around leaders below!   More about SPN and the Coordinating Committee The Software …Continue Software Preservation Network 2022 Coordinating Committee Nominations

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SPN Amicus Brief Defends Fair Use in Apple v. Corellium case

On Wednesday, February 16, the Software Preservation Network filed an amicus brief in Apple v. Corellium, a pivotal copyright lawsuit currently on appeal in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Joining SPN on the brief were the Library …Continue SPN Amicus Brief Defends Fair Use in Apple v. Corellium case

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Stacktrace: Volume 4, Issue 1 (Sep 2021)

The latest issue of SPN’s newsletter, Stacktrace, is now available! It includes: “How to Party Like it’s 1999 No Summer Break for Law & Policy Upcoming Software Preservation Community Forum Read the full issue on the web Download the full …Continue Stacktrace: Volume 4, Issue 1 (Sep 2021)

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September 2021 Community Forum

The September 2021 Community Forum featured a discussion about preservation use cases that have gotten a little less attention than their high profile multimedia cousins – focusing on data reproducibility and historically-situated software. Review notes for the 2021 Software Preservation …Continue September 2021 Community Forum

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EaaSI Update September 2021

Somehow we are already roughly halfway through the EaaSI program of work’s second round of grant funding from the Mellon and Sloan foundations – which means the team is hard at work planning for 2022 and beyond. Our daily progress …Continue EaaSI Update September 2021

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July-August 2021: No Summer Break for Copyright Law and Policy!

The copyright universe did not slow down one bit this summer, it seems. In this post I’ll share some updates from agencies, courts, and even international policymaking bodies, all of whom were busily cranking out copyright news, undeterred by heat …Continue July-August 2021: No Summer Break for Copyright Law and Policy!

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October-November 2020: DMCA Rulemaking, DMCA Reform

The Software Preservation Network is pleased to share updates on the status of our work on the DMCA triennial rulemaking and on reform to the DMCA more generally. The DMCA rulemaking process unfolds every three years, and we successfully petitioned …Continue October-November 2020: DMCA Rulemaking, DMCA Reform

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Software Preservation Quarterly Community Forum (Winter 2020)

The Software Preservation Network invites you to join us for the upcoming Quarterly Software Curation & Preservation Community Forum taking place on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 8 am PT / 10 am CT / 11 am ET / 3 …Continue Software Preservation Quarterly Community Forum (Winter 2020)

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August-September 2020: RBG and Oracle; Sovereign Immunity Study; SPN joins CASE Act Letter; DMCA Marches

The legal world was shaken by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in September, and the extraordinary speed with which President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell intend to replace her. The new nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, doesn’t have …Continue August-September 2020: RBG and Oracle; Sovereign Immunity Study; SPN joins CASE Act Letter; DMCA Marches

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