Betamax

The Supreme Court's ruling in Sony v. Universal Studios (aka the Betamax case) is a landmark copyright precedent that has sheltered a wide array of technology innovators from lawsuits at the hands of the entertainment industries. In 1984 the Court held that a company -- in this instance a VCR manufacturer -- was not liable for creating a technology that some customers may use for copyright infringing purposes so long as the technology is capable of substantial non-infringing uses. In other words where a technology has many uses the public cannot be denied the lawful uses just because some (or many or most) may use the product to infringe copyrights.

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EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

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Sociedad civil de América Latina rechaza el software espía de Hacking Team https://eff.org/r.sepu

Jul 7 @ 2:12pm

Libraries and educators are only asking WIPO for an "effective solution" to their copyright woes. Europe says no: https://eff.org/r.ul9a

Jul 7 @ 12:42pm

After the Hacking Team leaks, EFF and Latin American civil society groups call for oversight of surveillance tech https://eff.org/r.p38n

Jul 7 @ 12:04pm
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