Yahoo News has an article up outlining a new clarification of the DMCA that is set to allow for legal archival of older, no-longer-maintained games. It also allows for legal cracking of the copy protection present on these games.
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The changes don't affect piracy at all. Where changes are indicated for software, no rights are granted for distribution. They merely indicate that those with licensed copies are granted the right to bypass any copy protections the software may have.