In the work of U.S. libraries and museums responsible for the preservation of outdated video games. Bibliotechka system of the USA is even considering the idea of keeping a multiplayer role-playing games (MMOs).
The Bureau of copyright protection (US Copyright Office) has announced that it recommends to extend the validity of the “Law on exemption from the DMCA” by providing, thus, to museums and libraries the right to continue to keep your old “not working” games are no longer supported by the developers. Moreover, now even you can hack the console, if it is necessary to use these games. “The law on exemption” is valid for 2 years and may be renewed every 3 years.
Guide USCO announced that after consideration of public appeals, it has not met with any noticeable opposition from the opponents. According to its representatives, many archivists insisted on extending the “Act of liberation”. In addition, in response to the growing demand USCO seeks opportunities to increase the amount of digital entertainment in museums.
If, however, a situation arises when the Association of electronic software (Electronic Software Association) will lock the game because of reasons of confidentiality, its resumption after an appropriate request will be allowed and children will be able to continue to play their old favorite games.
Source — US Copyright Office