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!
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
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)
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
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)
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
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
Comments of the Software Preservation Network in re Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications, Data and Code Resulting From Federally Funded Research
Formal comments submitted by the Software Preservation Network to the Office of Science and Technology Policy in response to a Request for Information regarding “Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications, Data and Code Resulting From Federally Funded Research.” Thank you …Continue Comments of the Software Preservation Network in re Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications, Data and Code Resulting From Federally Funded Research
It’s been an extremely busy couple of months in the law and policy realm for SPN. We have multiple Supreme Court case updates, comments filed on the next Register of Copyrights, and much, much more. Here’s the bullet-point version: The …Continue A Law and Policy Bonanza for SPN in February and March 2020
This term the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Oracle v. Google, a major software copyright case. SPN members should keep a close watch on this case, as it could shape the scope of copyright protection for software as well as …Continue Google v. Oracle: A Landmark Software Copyright Case
Last week, the Software Preservation Network joined an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court. In this blog post, I’ll say a little bit about the case, Allen v. Cooper, and, since this is the first time SPN has joined an …Continue Software Preservation Networks Joins Amicus Brief Filed with the Supreme Court
Oh hello! I’m Brandon Butler, the Law and Policy Advisor for SPN, and this is a new regular-ish blog feature called I am Not Your (Software) Lawyer. The name is apt, because although I am indeed a lawyer, I am not your …Continue Is Old Licensed Software Legal Kryptonite? Lessons from the Adobe Letter.