Preservation

In Defence Of ROMs, A Solution To Dying Games And Broken Copyright Laws

In Defence Of ROMs, A Solution To Dying Games And Broken Copyright Laws

Various game emulation sites are pulling down their software libraries, or ceasing to exist entirely, following a lawsuit filed by Nintendo against one of the largest of their kind. This is hardly tantamount to the erasure of all unauthorised copies of older video games from the internet, but it’s still gotten a lot of folks talking about the conundrum of ROMs – that is, the need to balance copyright protection with the preservation of history.