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Library of Congress Games Interview

An interview on The Library of Congress blog (I know, right?) talks with David Gibson, one of the technicians involved in curating the library's growing collection of video games. He explains that their collection is benefiting from a recent change in the copyright process that requires submission of a full copy of each game, discusses the process of storing game boxes for posterity, and outlines their struggle with making the games accessible to researchers without endangering the ephemeral elements of their packaging.

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2. Re: Library of Congress Games Interview Sep 28, 2012, 10:27 TheEmissary
 
Kind of interesting project.

Assuming this is more than just a exhibition of the box art or game discs I hope they taking the time to backup the software. I wonder if they are going to work with some of the gaming companies to get a DRM-free version for archival purposes. Some games are likely to be lost to history because of the implemented DRM that requires either online activation or services. MMOs would be tricky as well.

This comment was edited on Sep 28, 2012, 10:33.
 
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