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Old 2010-08-09, 08:30 PM
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Re: Generation Question - Master or 1st Gen?

A master is the original source. In the digital age, it's no longer physical media, but the originally circulated files. Generation usually just comes into play with CDR generations. Physically, the DAT/cassette/reel the show was recorded onto is the master.

And that's that. If the lowest circulating copy is 5th generation, it is not a master. Not even if all earlier gens no longer exist. It's a 5th gen copy of a show in which lower gens don't exist, nothing more.

In your examples, you recorded it, transferred it, edit/author, and then circulate that's the master.
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