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Third-party software dependency is a big threat for digital art- works. In this paper, we describe our experiences with artworks such as Remote Control by Shane Cooper or net.art generator by Cornelia Sollfrank. ZKM | Center for Art and Media initiated differ- ent research projects addressing the controversial issues of crack- ing abandoned proprietary software or hacking an API to guaran- tee access to its digital art collection. We show that using crowd- sourcing efforts as sustainable preservation strategies is a promis- ing approach as well as a trigger for new creative processes. ZKM opened its gates to pirates and hacker communities thereby ac- knowledging their contribution to digital art preservation.
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