Webinar: Copyright Guides for Software Preservation, 2022

The Law & Policy Working Group created two new resources for the SPN community in summer 2022, Section 108 and Software Collections: A User’s Guide and Section 30.1 and Software Collections: A User’s Guide. These guides explain how to provide …Continue Webinar: Copyright Guides for Software Preservation, 2022

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Copyright Guides for Software Collections Webinar (2022)

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Section 108 and Software Collections: A User’s Guide

Abstract This user’s guide explains Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act in the context of software collections in libraries and archives. Like fair use, Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act provides important rights for libraries and archives engaged in …Continue Section 108 and Software Collections: A User’s Guide

Reports, Resources

Section 30.1 and Software Collections: A Users Guide

Abstract Like fair dealing (Section 29), Section 30.1 of the Copyright Act, known as the “Management and maintenance of collection” exception, places certain software preservation activities by libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) outside the scope of copyright. Section 30.1 is …Continue Section 30.1 and Software Collections: A Users Guide

Reports, Resources

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

Briefs/Filings, Law Posts, News, Resources

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

Briefs/Filings, Law Posts, News, Reports, Resources

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

Briefs/Filings, Law Posts, News, Resources,

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)

Law Posts, News, Reports, Resources

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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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

Law Posts, News,

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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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

Law Posts, News,

A Law and Policy Bonanza for SPN in February and March 2020

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

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Copyright Guide for Scientific Software

About the Guide This guide covers how to make it easier for others to use your software and how to build on the software that others have written. Today, science involves software. And although many scientists understand that their work …Continue Copyright Guide for Scientific Software

Guides, Resources

A Preservationists Guide to the DMCA Exemption for Software Preservation

About the Guide A Joint Product of the Software Preservation Network and the Cyberlaw Clinic @ the Berkman Klein Center The 1201 exemption for “computer programs” went into effect on October 28, 2018 and will last until October 28th, 2021. …Continue A Preservationists Guide to the DMCA Exemption for Software Preservation

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Google v. Oracle: A Landmark Software Copyright Case

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

Law Posts, News,

Brandon Butler

As SPN Law & Policy Advisor, Brandon Butler oversees SPN’s policy agenda and legal strategy for securing lawful preservation, sharing and reuse of software. Components of this work may include developing SPN policy briefs; representing SPN in future DMCA exemption …Continue Brandon Butler

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Software Preservation Networks Joins Amicus Brief Filed with the Supreme Court

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

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