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[dvd-discuss] Digital Media Lasts Forever? The RIAA's new weapon!
"Fungus eats CD
Spores bore holes in compact disks, rendering them useless.
27 June 2001
"The team has isolated and cultured what they believe to
be Geotrichum candidum. Usually, this fungus lives on
plants and animals. Occasionally it infects the human
respiratory tract. DNA analysis is pending.
Burrowing in like worms from the side of the disk, "the
fungus destroyed crucial information pits", says
team-member Javier García-Guinea. "