Software Preservation Network 2019 Webinar Series Episode 4: Working with Source Code and Software Licenses

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This episode is one of 7 in the Software Preservation Network's 2019 Webinar Series on Code of Best Practices and Other Legal Tools for Software Preservation.  Each episode is recorded;  both presentation slides and webinar transcript as well as links to supplementary resources are also available.   Information about the full series can be found at: 

In this fourth episode in a seven-part series about using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, you’ll learn:

  • How the Code treats preservation and access to source code in your collections
  • How software licenses interact with fair use
  • What kinds of software license provisions might prevent using fair use
  • When licenses bind (and do not bind) owners of physical copies of software
  • Non-copyright concerns associated with software licenses.
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Software Preservation Network (SPN)
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No fee
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Access rights
Community standards
Copyright of data
Data archiving
Data curation
Data stewardship
Expert guidance - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Fair use copyright doctrine
Licenses - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Reusable software
Software management
Software preservation
Published / Broadcast: 
Monday, March 18, 2019
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Software Preservation Network (SPN)
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Contributor Name: 
Peter Jazsi
Brandon Butler
Daina Bouquin
Lauren Work
Contact Organization(s): 
Software Preservation Network (SPN)
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Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
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Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Data manager
Data policymaker
Data professional
Data supporter
Repository manager
Research faculty
Software engineer
Technology expert group
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More than 1 hour (but less than 1 day)