30th Anniversary of the Sony Betamax Case

BetamaxWhile Sony Betamax technology long ago fell into the dustbin of history, the Supreme Court ruling, 30 years ago today, in Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984) continues to influence decisions concerning the Internet and file sharing. Read today’s opinion piece in Slate on why the Betamax case continues to be relevant. Then, when you kick back to watch a show on your DVR this weekend, remember you have the Betamax case to thank!

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