Copyright Issues in Digital Media, August 2004

August 20, 2004

In the past, the emergence of new technologies—
the photocopying machine and videocassette
recorder, for example—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.

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