Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation

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Authors:Butler, Brandon, LB-Univ Librarian-GeneralUniversity of Virginia ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-0190-6165Aufderheide, Patricia, CommunicationsAmerican University Jaszi, Peter, LawAmerican University Washington College of Law Cox, Krista, Public PolicyAssociation of Research Libraries
Abstract:

The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation helps ensure that the subjects, products, and tools of scholarship will continue to be accessible despite evolving technology. The code expresses a consensus view of how fair use—the legal doctrine allowing the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances—applies to core, recurring situations in software preservation. Fair use has become an increasingly vital tool for permitting cultural heritage institutions and their users to make scholarly and pedagogical uses of their collections with due respect for the interests of copyright holders. This work was made possible by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Keywords:
fair use, copyright, best practices, software, preservation, dmca
Rights:
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Source Citation:

Aufderheide et al., Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation, Association of Research Libraries (2018)

Publisher:
Association of Research Libraries
Published Date:
September 2018 (rev'd Feb. 2019)
Sponsoring Agency:
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation