Introducing the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation

The following is cross-posted from The Taper, the blog of Copyright and Information Policy at the UVA Library from Brandon Butler, Director of Information Policy. ************ Sep 24, 2018 I’m really excited about this. Today the Association of Research Libraries is … Continue reading

Register Now for a Library Workshop!

Get the semester off to a successful start! Check out the Library events calendar and register now for any of the Library’s workshops being offered through November 15. Let expert instructors take you from the basics through the latest technology, … Continue reading

Unpaywall and OAButton Add-ons Put Open Access Research at your Fingertips

Worried about the cost of doing research when the online article you need is protected by a paywall? You’ll be glad to learn you may not have to pay for that article after all. Unpaywall and Open Access Button are … Continue reading

Library Hosts Discussion of Fair Use in Harrison-Small Auditorium, February 27

February 26–March 2 is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, an annual global celebration of the right to use copyrighted material in certain instances without seeking permission. Please join the Library in celebrating your rights, with a panel discussion “The State of … Continue reading

New Report Underscores Urgency of Adopting a Fair Use Code for Software Preservation

Last fall, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced it was awarding a grant to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to develop a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. The code is necessary because without clarification … Continue reading

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation coming in 2018

Our cultural heritage is in danger. Not only are digital files decaying, the software that was created to access older files is often out of print and in need of preservation. There are limits, however, to what institutions like UVA … Continue reading

The Library Releases New Video Explaining Fair Use!

If you think copyright laws were enacted so authors and their publishers can control the public’s use of their work and make themselves rich, think again. The U.S. Constitution empowers Congress to give authors and inventors an “exclusive right” to … Continue reading

Brandon Butler Suggests Simple Guideline for Celebrating Fair Use Week

Are you hesitant to use that great picture you found to illustrate a blog post, or worried that quoting too much from an article in your term paper violates copyright? The Library’s Director of Information Policy, Brandon Butler, has some … Continue reading

Peter Kaufman to Speak about the Challenges of Open Educational Resources at Harrison/Small

The Library welcomes Peter Kaufman—author, educator, film producer, and advocate of open educational resources—who will speak on “Knowledge Production and Free Licenses: Challenges and Benefits for the Modern University” in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections … Continue reading

Director of Information Policy Brandon Butler has Advice for U.S. Copyright Office and Congress

In a new article, “Library Experts Weigh in On Next Register of Copyrights” (Library Journal 1/12/2017), UVA Library Director of Information Policy Brandon Butler joins with Harvard University Copyright Advisor Kyle K. Courtney; Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow Mary Minow; … Continue reading