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Bit rot (also known as bit decay, data rot, or data decay) is

the phenomenon in which a program (or features of a program) will suddenly stop working after a long time, even though 'nothing has changed' in the environment. In fact, the environment has changed, although perhaps in subtle and unnoticed ways.[1]

Bit rot is "the corruption of data stored on media."[2]

References Edit

  1. Toward a Safer and More Secure Cyberspace, at 53 n.2.
  2. ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation, Glossary, App. B, at 224.

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