Episode 7: International Implications

In this seventh and final episode of a series about using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, you’ll learn about: Why licensing isn’t a viable solution to copyright issues in preservation projects with global reach; how U.S. fair use law applies to initiatives that involve foreign materials; how preservationists in other countries can take advantage of local law (and the Code) to advance their work; and the roles they can play in advocacy for better and more flexible copyright exceptions.

Episode 5: Understanding the Anti-circumvention Rules and the Preservation Exemptions

In this fifth episode in a seven-part series about using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, you’ll learn about: what the DMCA anti-circumvention provisions are and how they relate to copyright, fair use, and the Code; how the triennial exemption rulemaking works and how SPN obtained an exemption for software (and video game) preservation; how to apply the new exemption to your own activities.

Episode 4: Working with Source Code and Software Licenses

In this fourth episode in a seven-part series about using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, you’ll learn: how the Code treats preservation and access to source code in your collections; how software licenses interact with fair use; what kinds of software license provisions might prevent using fair use; when licenses bind (and do not bind) owners of physical copies of software; non-copyright concerns associated with software licenses.

Episode 3: Making Software Available Within Institutions and Networks

In this third episode in a seven-part series about using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, you’ll learn: how fair use enables institutions to provide access to software for use in research, teaching and learning purposes while minimizing any negative impact on ordinary commercial sales, and how to provide broader networked access to software maintained and shared across multiple institutions, including off-premise access under some circumstances. This episode will also discuss safeguards to minimize potential risks, such as the establishment of a mechanism to register concerns by stakeholders.

Episode 2: Beginning the Preservation Workflow

In the second episode in the series, speakers cover how to read the Situations in the Code (parsing descriptions, Principles, and Limitations); and explores how fair use applies to the foundational steps in a preservation workflow including stabilizing, describing, evaluating, and documenting software.

Episode 1: The Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Software Preservation, Why and How?

The Software Preservation Webinar Series provides a survey of software preservation contexts. Each episode explores a different software preservation context by providing an overview, discussion with guest speakers (specialists in digital preservation, software studies, scholarly communication, open source software and more) and open discussion with attendees. The webinar is jointly hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Software Preservation Network. This introductory episode will provide an overview of software preservation efforts past and present.