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Apr. 4th, 2005 | 01:37 pm

So I saw on slashdot that hitachi has figured out yet another trick for cramming more data onto a disk, the article claims that around 2007 they'll have single 3.5" terabyte disks. This then lead to the talking about the personal petabyte, the idea that recording all of your sense data over your life time should be on the order of one petabyte, if the computer industries past performance continues this suggests you could have affordable petabyte arrays in the mid 2010s.

This then leads to an interesting question.

If you become a cyborg that records all of your sense data, would you be allowed to serve on a jury, or go see a movie?

Think of the copyright chaos that would ensue if a large swath of the population had retrievable digital copies of everything they experience.

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Robin

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from: solri
date: Apr. 5th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC)
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If you become a cyborg that records all of your sense data, would you be allowed to serve on a jury, or go see a movie?

A while ago I commented on new legislation to enforce strict penalties on people taking camcorders into cinemas, comparing it to banning cyclostats just as scanners were being invented.

Think of the copyright chaos that would ensue if a large swath of the population had retrievable digital copies of everything they experience.

Indeedy-doody. The film I watch is supposedly someone else's intellectual property, but my experience is my own intellectual property.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Apr. 5th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
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I'm curious as to what a cyclostat is, I've never heard of such a thing and google was somewhat ambiguous as to what it might be.

And I thought under the current copyright regime, your experiences counted as derived works and thus would still be restricted by the corporate IP laws?

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Robin

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from: solri
date: Apr. 5th, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
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Cyclostats are what we had before photocopiers. I don't remmeber how the process worked, but there was a machine with a big drum - you fed in printed text at one end and got a grainy copies on toilet paper out of the other.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Apr. 5th, 2005 10:42 pm (UTC)
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That sounds similar to the ditto machine.

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Dilinger

LoL Ditto Machine

from: dilinger
date: Apr. 7th, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC)
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I remember back in 4th grade. Our math teacher would have me run off dittos for class the next day. I don't remmeber how it worked but I remember moving the leaver in a circle and putting paper in. The ink was purple and smelled really bad. Hey maybe that is why I have asthma!!!

The one I used didn't look like that.

I looked for one on the net that looked like the one I used, but after 5 minutes I stopped. You get nothing. I lost 5 minutes.

:(

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