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The significance of the Serial Copy Management System (SCMS) in the forensic analysis of digital audio recordings

Issue: Vol 12 No. 1 (2005)

Journal: International Journal of Speech Language and the Law

Subject Areas: Linguistics

DOI: 10.1558/sll.2005.12.1.49


In a forensic authenticity examination of an audio recording, being able to prove a recording is an original or some form of copy is of paramount importance. The consumer digital audio interface defined by the IEC60958-3 standard supports the Serial Copy Management System (SCMS) protocol. The significance of SCMS in the determination of original or copied status of digital recordings produced on 'SCMS-compliant' records forms the subject of this article.

Author: Alan J. Cooper

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