Join a Software Preservation Network Working Group!

It’s that time of year again! The Software Preservation Network (SPN) is looking for new members to join our working groups. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the working group’s goals. Folks interested in joining any of …Continue Join a Software Preservation Network Working Group!

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SPN Joins Access to Knowledge Coalition Letter Supporting More Balanced Global Copyright System

Endorsed/Submitted/Signed February 1, 2023 The Software Preservation Network joined allies from the global Access to Knowledge Coalition in a letter stating our views on the agenda of the 43rd meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright …Continue SPN Joins Access to Knowledge Coalition Letter Supporting More Balanced Global Copyright System

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Congratulations to New and Returning SPN Coordinating Committee Members for 2023!

We are so pleased to announce the results of the ballot to confirm SPN’s Coordinating Committee for 2023! Please extend a warm welcome to SPN’s 2023-2024 Coordinating Committee members: Dianne Dietrich (2022-2024) Claire Fox (2023-2025) Stan Gunn (2022-2024) Wendy Hagenmaier …Continue Congratulations to New and Returning SPN Coordinating Committee Members for 2023!

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Software Preservation Network 2023 Coordinating Committee Nominations

Software Preservation Network members will vote to fill open seats on our Coordinating Committee in 2023. Read more about these incredible software preservation practitioners, researchers, advocates, and all-around leaders below!   SPN and the Coordinating Committee The Software Preservation Network …Continue Software Preservation Network 2023 Coordinating Committee Nominations

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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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Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for the 2022-2023 Software Preservation Network Coordinating Committee

All Software Preservation Network sustaining members and active volunteers are invited to consider nominating yourself or one of your fellow community members for SPN’s core governance body, the Coordinating Committee. The nomination form is available here and we are asking …Continue Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for the 2022-2023 Software Preservation Network Coordinating Committee

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EaaSI Software Development: Considerations, Priorities, and Commitments

What are the guiding considerations for EaaSI development? EaaSI is a management system for emulated computer environments, software, and content, enabling users to create, discover, administer, and share these resources for access and reuse. Our development priorities are informed by …Continue EaaSI Software Development: Considerations, Priorities, and Commitments

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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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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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SPN Signs on to Letter Welcoming US Trade Representative Katherine Tai

In March 2021, the Software Preservation Network, through a proposal from the Law & Policy Working Group approved by the Coordinating Committee, joined a letter to the new US Trade Representative, Katherine Tai, welcoming her and asking her to return …Continue SPN Signs on to Letter Welcoming US Trade Representative Katherine Tai

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Google v. Oracle: Takeaways for Software Preservation, Cultural Heritage, and Fair Use Generally (2021 Reflection)

Google v. Oracle: Takeaways for Software Preservation, Cultural Heritage, and Fair Use Generally Prepared for the Software Preservation Network by Brandon Butler On April 5, 2021, the Supreme Court issued its opinion on the long-running litigation between Oracle and Google …Continue Google v. Oracle: Takeaways for Software Preservation, Cultural Heritage, and Fair Use Generally (2021 Reflection)

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Software Preservation Network 2021 Coordinating Committee Nominations

Software Preservation Network members will vote to fill seven seats to launch our inaugural Coordinating Committee in 2021. Read more about these incredible software preservation practitioners, researchers, advocates, and all-around leaders below! More about SPN and the Coordinating Committee During …Continue Software Preservation Network 2021 Coordinating Committee Nominations

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Join a Software Preservation Network Working Group!

It’s that time of year again! The Software Preservation Network (SPN) is looking for new members to join our working groups. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the working group’s goals. Folks interested in joining any of …Continue Join a Software Preservation Network Working Group!

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Stacktrace: Volume 3, Issue 6 (Oct – Nov 2020)

The latest issue of SPN’s newsletter, Stacktrace, is now available! It includes: Closing out 2020 and Looking Ahead to 2021 DMCA Rulemaking, DMCA Reform Updates from the EaaSI Project Read the full issue on the web Download the full issue …Continue Stacktrace: Volume 3, Issue 6 (Oct – Nov 2020)

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Closing out 2020 and Looking Ahead to 2021: Updates from SPN’s Community Coordinator

If there’s one thing SPN should be known for after 2020, it’s for making a plan and sticking to it.  When we started out on the journey to secure SPN as a sustainable, community-led organization with strong backbone support and …Continue Closing out 2020 and Looking Ahead to 2021: Updates from SPN’s Community Coordinator

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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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EaaSI Update October – November 2020

EaaSI Virtual Conference Appearances #WeMissiPRES (International Conference on Digital Preservation) Kat Thornton and our collaborator Ross Spencer presented “Siegfried and Wikidata, together at last!” at the #WeMissiPRES virtual event, a lightning talk on their efforts to integrate a Wikidata harvester …Continue EaaSI Update October – November 2020

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