Copyright Issues in Digital Media, August 2004
In the past, the emergence of new technologiesâ€”
the photocopying machine and videocassette
recorder, for exampleâ€”has threatened to tilt the scales of the copyright regime by loosening the control that copyright owners enjoy over subsequent uses of their works.
Such a development could reduce the revenues that creators of copyrighted material obtain from their efforts and thereby restrict the future supply of creative works.