TITLE

VCR case shows copyright law hasn't kept pace with technology

AUTHOR(S)
Hartman, George E.
PUB. DATE
January 1982
SOURCE
Marketing News;1/8/1982, Vol. 15 Issue 14, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the judgment, which has been pronounced by the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court of Northern California regarding copyright infringement. The Court has ruled that copying of copyrighted audiovisual material by owners of videotape recorders in their own homes for private, non-commercial use is not fair use of copyrighted materials but constitutes copyright infringement. The appeals court sent the case back to the Federal District Court and directed it to design an appropriated relief. The case was instituted by Universal City Studios Inc. against Sony Corp. of the United States.
ACCESSION #
18988198

 

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