The ability to mod or design a game however you want has been a popular option of the PC market for years now. Name a game with modding support, and chances are you can find some mod or homage to another game.
Some programmers take this a step further, with unlicensed games featuring popular characters to outright fan-made sequels. Just as how people are taking notice of Indies, companies are paying attention to their IP and give us another debate to talk about.
This week we had a very special podcast on the subject of video game preservation and arguments from the EFF and ESA. My guest this week is Kendra Albert who is currently a law student at Harvard who helped file the exemption request with the EFF that I talked about previously.
In part one; I talked about the situation surrounding preserving video games in today’s market and the problems with the available options. For this part, I want to focus more on the debates from the EFF and ESA and what they mean for the future of piracy and preserving games.