Ethan Gates

Software preservation. Moving image archivist/technician. Soviet Cinema enthusiast. Passionate about film, TV, audiovisual cables. He/him.

Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

2nd edition of SPN's Guide to the DMCA Exemption for Software Preservation is out! Updated to reflect the expanded exemption that went into place in 2021.

softwarepreservationnetwork.or

1 day ago
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

wow live editing/collaborating in Microsoft Word in Office 365 is just still so much worse than Google Docs, huh

2 days ago
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

What a fantastic list of proposals approved for CLIR's new "pocket burgundy" report series, I can't wait to see all of these!

(including some of our digipres.club friends here 😍 🤗 )

clir.org/2022/12/clir-announce

5 days ago
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club
Strike fund

Please don't forget with the looming rail strike that grad student employees in the UC system have been out on the picket line for 3 weeks now, with no response/bargaining from administration since the union's last proposal 12 days ago.

These folks are determined but hungry, please throw a few bucks their way for lunch

givebutter.com/uc-uaw

November 30, 2022
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

allright where are my friends at in the fedi

Dunn Keyes just Fell to the Beams and as a Flowers fan I might have to riot

November 18, 2022
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Anyone aware of a decent scholarly overview/consideration of the legality of emulators? (under U.S. law especially but will take whatever)

Like on the level of EFF, Harvard CyberLaw or the like commenting on this, not video game emulation sites summarizing common understanding/interpretation of Sony v. Connectix

November 18, 2022