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!

Events, News

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

Law Posts, News

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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Stacktrace: Volume 3, Issue 5 (Aug – Sept 2020)

The latest issue of SPN’s newsletter, Stacktrace, is now available! It includes: SPN Welcomes New Members for 2021 and Beyond EaaSI Pilot Project with SPN Law & Policy Updates including RBG and Oracle; Sovereign Immunity Study; SPN Joins CASE Act …Continue Stacktrace: Volume 3, Issue 5 (Aug – Sept 2020)

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SPN Membership Drive – Join by October 30!

After a successful two-year seed funded period, the Software Preservation Network is now welcoming new members for the year 2021 and beyond. By investing $5,000 per year, your organization will join a vibrant community of practice committed to ensuring long-term …Continue SPN Membership Drive – Join by October 30!

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Google v. Oracle Oral Argument: Quick Takeaways for Software Preservation (2020)

Welcome, new readers, to the SPN website! If you’re interested in software preservation and the legal, technical, and social work required to Save Software Together, please take a look at how you can Get Involved and consider joining SPN today! …Continue Google v. Oracle Oral Argument: Quick Takeaways for Software Preservation (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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Stacktrace: Volume 3, Issue 4 (Jun – July 2020)

The latest issue of SPN’s newsletter, Stacktrace, is now available! It includes: SPN Welcomes New Members for 2021 and Beyond, Hosting Virtual Information Session on August 17 (Registration Required) Upcoming Quarterly Community Forum and Law & Policy Chat EaaSI Pilot …Continue Stacktrace: Volume 3, Issue 4 (Jun – July 2020)

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FCoP Update June – July 2020

Wrap Up and Release of Workflows, Templates, Teaching Materials, Research Outcomes, Priorities for Action, and More! Now that the Fostering Communities of Practice (FCoP) project has officially wrapped, we are proud to present the rich suite of resources and documentation …Continue FCoP Update June – July 2020

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Saving Software, Together: SPN Welcomes New Members for 2021 and Beyond

After a successful two-year seed funded period, the Software Preservation Network (SPN) is now welcoming new members for the year 2021 and beyond. By investing $5,000 per year, your organization will join a vibrant community of practice committed to ensuring …Continue Saving Software, Together: SPN Welcomes New Members for 2021 and Beyond

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Two Cohorts and Two Different Frames for Software Preservation and Emulation Practice

From the beginning, when we first learned about a developing network of people focused on exploring how we might preserve software, our team in Charlottesville saw a significant convergence of interests on the topic between the UVA Library and APTrust …Continue Two Cohorts and Two Different Frames for Software Preservation and Emulation Practice

Cohort Reflections, News, Uncategorized

You’re Invited! SPN Law & Policy Chat on the DMCA Remote Access Limitation

You’re invited to a special public session of the SPN Law & Policy Chats! Each month, SPN’s Law & Policy Advisor, Brandon Butler, creates space for SPN members to come and ask questions that help them understand how the law …Continue You’re Invited! SPN Law & Policy Chat on the DMCA Remote Access Limitation

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FCoP 2020 Cohort Reflections: University of Virginia

The University of Virginia Library was interested in the Fostering a Community of Practice grant from the Software Preservation Network as a way to further develop and test our born digital archiving and preservation workflows for software and software-dependent digital …Continue FCoP 2020 Cohort Reflections: University of Virginia

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FCoP 2020 Cohort Reflections: University of Arizona

Like many institutions of higher education, the University of Arizona (UA) is currently evaluating ways to mitigate the significant economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by finding ways to cut costs across all areas of the research enterprise. These include …Continue FCoP 2020 Cohort Reflections: University of Arizona

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Stacktrace: Volume 3, Issue 3 (Apr 2020 – May 2020)

The latest issue of SPN’s newsletter, Stacktrace, is now available! It includes: SPN Law & Policy Updates, including a Call for Remote Access DMCA Stories  Upcoming Quarterly Community Forum featuring FCoP Cohort Updates from SPN affiliated projects (EaaSI and FCoP) …Continue Stacktrace: Volume 3, Issue 3 (Apr 2020 – May 2020)

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