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 access to software by using library exceptions alongside fair use and fair dealing.

The Law & Policy Working Group hosted a special SPN Law & Policy Chat on September 28th, then coordinated a public event hosted jointly by CARL, ARL and SPN on October 4.


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

Preferred citation:

Enriquez, Ana. Slaght, Graeme. (2022, November 9). Copyright Guides for Software Preservation. Software Preservation Network.