ESA Says Preservation of Old Games Encourages Hacking Amid Dispute With Digital Rights Group

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) are embroiled in a dispute over preservation of older video games and the use of modified consoles for research.

The EFF is seeking an exemption from section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s anti-circumvention provisions, stating that it hampers research and causes problems for player communities, museums, archives and researchers. Section 1201 of the Act prevents modification of games to keep them playable after their servers are shut down.

Source: PSLS

See Also: EFF Lambasts ESA for Hindering Video Game Preservation Efforts (e Commerce Times)

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