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 cjcoats on Sat 9th Oct 2010 18:48 UTC in reply to "Preserving digital content..."
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Acid free paper still eventually oxidizes and becomes extremely fragile.

A few years ago, there was a news article about IBM working on an archiving system that
burned the data onto (extremely durable) silicon wafers. Unfortunately, I don't know
what came of it. They were expecting a lifetime measured in millenia...

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