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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Great article !
by Neolander on Fri 8th Oct 2010 14:27 UTC
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Thanks for this great article Thom ! Well-written, complete, and exposing the situation clearly.

I hope that this situation gets fixed. The Alexandria disaster is nothing compared with what we're going to undergo if libraries can't do their job properly, especially taking into account how fragile modern numeric data is...

Edited 2010-10-08 14:27 UTC

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