New bloggERS! post: Digital Preservation in the News: Copyright and Abandonware

Heads up for anyone with an interest in video game preservation: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is seeking an exemption to the Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies (17 USC §1201(a)(1)). The exemption is proposed for users who want to modify “videogames that are no longer supported by the developer, and that require communication with a server,” in order to serve player communities who want to keep maintain the functionality of their games–as well as “archivists, historians, and other academic researchers who preserve and study video games[.]”