State Archives' Preservation of Culture Deserves Protection, Brief Argues

October 1, 2019—SAA has joined with the American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, Association of Research Libraries, and Software Preservation Network in a September 27 amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Allen v. Cooper.  To date, state repositories have enjoyed some protection from copyright suit due to sovereign immunity, and therefore have been willing to shoulder some additional risk when exercising fair use.  This case could upset this balance. Our brief recognizes and celebrates the special role that state-owned archives and libraries have in preserving culture. Read the full brief here. And for more information about copyright prepared by SAA’s Intellectual Property Working Group, click here.

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