The United States Supreme Court has recently held that the sale of videotape recorders does not constitute contributory infringement of the copyrights of television and motion picture producers. The author analyzes the Betamax cases, arguing that the plaintiffs erred in seeking judicial relief and instead should have attempted to achieve an accommodation with the new technology in the marketplace.
David C. Farmer,
Writing with Light: The Metaphysics of the Copyright Process in the Betamax Cases,
7 Hastings Comm. & Ent.L.J. 111
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