May 16, 2022

Library and Archive Organizations Including ACRL, ALA, ARL, and SAA File Amicus Brief Promoting Digital Preservation

From an Blog Post by Jonathan Band:

Organizations representing libraries and archives filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Allen v. Cooper, a case concerning the constitutionality of a statute that seeks to limit the sovereign immunity of state governments against claims for copyright infringement. The amicus brief focuses on the negative impact the elimination of sovereign immunity would have on digital preservation.

Read the Complete Blog Post and the Amicus Brief

Organizations Filing Brief

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • Society of American Archivists (SAA)
  • Software Preservation Network
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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.