The purpose of this paper is to examine the various factors surrounding video game emulation as well as the legal and moral implications of the technology. Firstly, the background and history of the technology is described and explored. Next, the laws surrounding emulation are examined, with it being shown that a great deal of people are not aware of how the law impacts the technology and the consequences of this. It then explores how additional efforts to preserve these games are needed in order to save these games from being lost to time and how emulation enables that. The positive impacts of emulation as well as the various features such as accessibility features enabled by the technology are then explored. Lastly, it is urged that people be better informed on the technology and various ideas on how to deal with the technology in the future are presented.
Kamal, Mehruz and Vogel, Xavier, "The Legality and Morality of Video Game Emulation (Research-In-Progress)" (2020). SAIS 2020 Proceedings. 14.