Krista L. Cox

Krista L. Cox is the director of public policy initiatives for the Association of Research Libraries.

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.
Briefing paper

The General Data Protection Regulation: what does it mean for libraries worldwide?

The European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect as of May 25, 2018, and is likely to have a significant impact on the way libraries around the globe manage personal data.

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.

Advocacy and public policy update - July 2016

This resource provides an update of key advocacy and policy issues of interest to the research library community in Canada and in the US from April 1 through July 14, 2016. Topics covered include copyright and IP, open and public access policies, net neutrality and...
Briefing paper

Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirms fair use in Google Books case: issue brief

On October 16, 2015, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously affirmed the lower court's fair use decision in Author's Guild v. Google, also known as the 'Google Books' case. Google, through its Library Project, made digital copies of tens of millions...