SAA Comments on Copyright Office’s Section 1201 Study

In comments submitted by SAA President Nance McGovern on October 25, SAA calls for a new permanent exemption in US Copyright law for obsolete technologies: “The most effective solution would be to exempt legal activities from the limitations imposed by Section 1201…. Archivists are not a threat to the creative endeavor. Instead, our labor preserves and makes available the raw material for imaginative, innovative, and inventive new works. It is truly in the nation’s interest to allow us to circumvent access protection mechanisms in the pursuit of our lawful and valuable mission—to preserve our essential cultural heritage.” Read the full comment, drafted by SAA’s Intellectual Property Working Group, here.

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