Person

Brandon Butler

Report

The law and accessible texts: reconciling civil rights and copyrights

This white paper, part of a project supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, analyses how institutions of higher education can meet their mission of providing all students with equitable access to information within the current legal framework. Ensuring access to research...
Guide

Code of best practices in Fair Use for software preservation

This publication provides librarians, archivists, curators, and others who work to preserve software, with a tool to guide their reasoning about when and how to employ fair use—the legal doctrine that allows many value-added uses of copyrighted materials—in the most common situations they currently face.
Report

The copyright permissions culture in software preservation and its implications for the cultural record

This report finds that individuals and institutions need clear guidance on the legality of archiving legacy software to ensure continued access to digital files of all kinds and to illuminate the history of technology.