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[Discuss] need to set up fax-mail system

2011/8/27 Shirley M?rquez D?lcey <mark at>

> On 8/27/2011 9:53 AM, Rich Pieri wrote:
>> On 8/26/2011 11:40 PM, jk_xtblug at wrote:
>>> Thats true for you and I and this community, but the legal community
>>> and the medical community still rely on faxes for "security".
>>> (Or something.... )
>> My understanding -- and this is incomplete information -- is that it
>> falls down to the legal signature. A photocopy or facsimile of a
>> document with a legal signature is considered to be a legal document for
>> record keeping purposes. A digital-only scan of that document is not.
>> This is a legal distinction, not a technical one.
> And an absurd one in an age when a lot of faxes are sent from computers. A
> fax is actually easier to forge than a digital document because of its
> relatively low resolution; it's trivial to pass off a Photoshopped document
> as an original fax scan. Yet another case of the law not keeping up with
> technical reality.
 You are not getting any arguments in this venue.  We are reporting
how it is, not how it should be.

I do find it funny, as faxes are sent AND received by computers over
analog phone lines that are really only analog (at most) for the last mile
on each end.

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