Changes to US DMCA to help preserve gaming

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scotland
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Changes to US DMCA to help preserve gaming

Postby scotland » October 26th, 2018, 11:25 pm

https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2018/10/26/18027200/video-game-drm-consoles-repair-dmca-library-of-congress

Polygon article the DMCA has been appended so groups like archives can circumvent software DRM copy protection, and to give legal cover to break it on hardware too, so old games can be preserved as playable games. It gives consumers the right to break DRM to repair their consoles, and also gives consumers the right to break DRM when the game server are shut down.

The comments mentioned this may be a side effect of farmers wanting to break DRM to repair and maintain their aging John Deere farm equipment.

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Re: Changes to US DMCA to help preserve gaming

Postby Stalvern » October 26th, 2018, 11:27 pm

Finally some good news.


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