Someone is thinking about classic video games
If you guessed that the reason only 1 in 10 classic video games will survive in the next few years has to do with copyright laws in the US, then you deserve a pat on the back. The DMCA also applies to legacy games that are no longer in production and often created by companies that no longer exist. Since companies can take over the copyright from the original designers, this isn’t a protection against the law.
The Video Game History Foundation and the Software Preservation Network they hope they can convince the US Copyright Office to grant libraries and organizations specializing in gaming history the right to own and share classic video games. This is already permissible with film, audio and print, but computer games are treated completely differently. Only 13% of our gaming history has been accessiblely preserved in the United States, and without modification, that number will only plummet.