Building a Video Game Collection: Legal Considerations for Preservation

The Software Preservation Network is building momentum in solidarity with several organizations and communities to win an improved exemption in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for video games. Such an exemption would enable increased preservation and access to video games.

Review notes for the 2021 Software Preservation Community Forum here.


  • Ethan Gates, Software Preservation Analyst, Yale University and User Support Lead, the EaaSI project


  • Andrew Borman, Digital Games Curator, The Strong Museum of Play
  • Phil Salvador, Library Director, Video Game History Foundation
  • Brandon Butler, Director, Information Policy, University of Virginia

Event Objectives:

Bring together colleagues across professional and disciplinary communities to participate in an hour-long discussion on topics related to software curation, preservation and reuse.

Preferred citation:

Community Engagement Collaborative. (2022, June 21). Summer 2022 Community Forum. Software Preservation Network.