Intellectual Property 26 years ago

I see it everywhere on the internet. Stories about people getting sued by the RIAA or the MPAA. Comments on the stories about the dated business models that need to change to keep up with technology, instead of having technology slow down or stop for the business model. You will also often read a comment about the similarities between what is happening now and what happened with VCRs in the late 70s / early 80s. Rather than write about it, someone ironically recorded a nightline special about the legality of recording off air to tape. It was illegal then to record it, but posting it to you tube now is just pushing it :) ...

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3 - includes a great satiracal piece about recording off air.

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