Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Oct 2010 13:53 UTC
Legal You think only "pirates" and "freeloaders" rail against current copyright laws? Well, think again - even the Library of Congress seemingly has had enough. The topic is recorded sound preservation, and in a 181-page in-depth study, the Library of Congress concludes that apart from technical difficulties, US copyright law makes it virtually impossible for anyone to perform any form of audio preservation. The painted picture is grim - very grim.
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RE: Preserving digital content...
by Fergy on Sat 9th Oct 2010 20:07 UTC in reply to "Preserving digital content..."
Fergy
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A solution that is not seriously discussed, which I believe is trivially easy is having someone create software that would take any kind of file and convert it to a graphic format that could be printed out on acid-free, long life paper and then rescanned in later as needed.

Sometimes the old ways are best.

Just save it in an opensource patent free format. Our digital storage will grow so fast and will be so cheap that if you do this it becomes cheaper everyday to store everything(not to mention making copies). I have no clue how you can even think that physical copies are a good idea.

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