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Film Archives Being Eaten Away; Would Be Nice If People Could Make Copies To Preserve

from the but-would-that-be-'theft'? dept

Sneeje points us to a recent BBC article about how many old films are being literally eaten up by fungus, such that important elements of our history are being deleted via the "archival" process. Of course, if this content was digitized and allowed to be shared, this wouldn't be a problem, as there would be more and more copies available, rather than relying on a single point of failure made up of film with a gel coating that happens to be "ideal food for fungi like Aspergillus and Penicillium."

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    Anonymous Coward, 15 Sep 2010 @ 7:43am

    People, stop being idiots. Copyright IS the problem. There is no need to keep preserving originals if people can just keep making brand new copies of the originals and then copies of those copies, etc... That's the whole point of this post. Especially in this digital era where we can make perfect copies of everything.

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