Work In Progress
- UK Copyright Law defines a 'sound recording as'...
1a. If not, if a computer program outputs a PCM description of a 440Hz sine wave at a sampling frequency of 48Khz upon the input consisting solely of the number 440 such a recording? Failing that, when does the input to a program, in a format other than PCM, be considered a sound recording apart from the program needed to interpret it?
1b. If so, then by the Church Turing thesis, one can envisage a machine (pre-existing since it's just a mathematical entity) that outputs a desired recording given null input. Thus all digital recordings already exists and no new recordings are possible. Thus no living human may be considered the author of a recording.
So, what exactly is the legal definition of a sound recording in the context of digital audio since there is no sensible logical definition other than the sound recording being just PureData.