• Type: Webinar
  • Date: 10.04.22
  • Location: Virtual


  • Cost: Free
  • Scholarship information:

    This event is free and open to all.

  • Available Spaces: 100
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  • Ana Enriquez, Interim Head, Scholarly Communications and Copyright, Penn State University Libraries
  • Graeme Slaght, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Outreach Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries

Event Objectives:

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, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT, co-hosted by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), and the Software Preservation Network (SPN).

The Copyright Acts in Canada and the United States contain exceptions for libraries, archives, and (in Canada) museums for the use of software collections. The SPN Law & Policy Working Group has created two new guides to using these exceptions, Section 108 and Software Collections: A User’s Guide and Section 30.1 and Software Collections: A User’s Guide. This webinar will explore these guides to Section 108 and 30.1 and discuss how these and other exceptions can be applied within your institutions for managing software collections.


Registration is free and required.


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