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Old 12th June 2019, 08:40 PM   #1
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. . . . .your scratched up old disc may be the best copy there is . . . . .

Universal's vault fire
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Old 12th June 2019, 09:00 PM   #2
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That's quite depressing really. I had heard nothing about it. Not the fire nor what was destroyed/saved. Makes me wonder about some of the vinyl I have sitting at home.

Edit: Also makes me think about Dr. Who. BBC used to destroy copies of shows because who on earth would want to watch reruns or treasure a weekly serial thing? Now some of the early episodes are only view able because someone had a VHS stored in their basement or a rebroadcasting station stored a copy. Some still can't been seen because there are no known copies, let alone known quality copies.

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I saw that on the BBC today. Worrying really as you think master tapes should be kept in a temperature controlled fireproof vault deep underground, not in a generic warehouse.
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Itemperature controlled fireproof vault deep underground

Only to be forgotten about :-(
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Like the seed vault in Svalbard.
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Old 2nd July 2019, 01:28 PM   #6
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Like the seed vault in Svalbard.
Even that's been facing some issues lately: FACT CHECK: Did the 'Doomsday' Seed Vault Flood Due to Global Warming?
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Oh, that's old news
Was not "bloated" up here by tabloids like it was by many other countries.
Hardly worth a mention.
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Old 11th July 2019, 01:23 PM   #8
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Universal is a commercial company. They have no interest in cultural heritage, only what affects the balance sheet. Their management and accountants must have thought it wasn't worth the expenditure to do anything better.
Of course Universal isn't alone in this, almost all commercial organisations have a duty to their shareholders to provide dividends.

Most developed countries keep archives for cultural heritage media, moving image being considered the most important. Film and videotape is usually kept in temperature and humidity controlled vaults. Some of these facilities have come about due to government legislation.

Maybe it's time for music to also get this protection, since the commercial sector cannot be trusted.
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