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[Discuss] need to set up fax-mail system

On 08/27/2011 11:44 AM, Shirley M?rquez D?lcey wrote:
> 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.
Back before the BCS went bellyup, there were a couple of attorneys from
the state who were somewhat active in the ISIG group. One guy was trying
to work to get PGP signatures legalized.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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