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wuth at errant.castrov.cuug.ab.ca
Sun Sep 22 17:37:57 EDT 2002
> On Fri, Sep 20, 2002 at 01:45:26PM -0400, Gary Lawrence Murphy wrote:
> > No, it is valid. In analog days, the copy was less perfect and thus
> > you could not copy copies of copies; the trading was self-limiting.
I may have lost the gist of the thread; I apologize if I'm on a
Digital formats are not new. Written texts have always been digital.
Exact copies of written texts have always been possible, because you
don't lose anything if, for instance, you write the letter "a"
slightly differently than in the original text. There are other
ancient digital formats: mathematics, chemical diagrams, astrology
charts, musical notation, etc.
The laws governing copying of modern digital formats should be
informed by our experience with copying ancient digital formats.
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