LCA Joins Amicus Brief: Apple Inc. v. Corellium, LLC

On February 16, 2022, the Library Copyright Alliance joined an amicus brief by the Software Preservation Network (SPN) in the case of Apple v. Corellium, urging the circuit court to affirm that security research is a fair use. SPN argues as a matter of law that providing access to software for research can be (and often is) transformative fair use, even in cases when complete, unaltered works are used for research purposes. The brief also makes a policy argument that fair use is especially important in the preservation of digital cultural heritage works. A fair use win at the appellate level would affirm that access for research is a protected fair use of software.
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