March 27, 2007

LATimes Editorial on the Cablevision © Suit [9:44 am]

Court can’t see Cablevision for what it is - pdf

THE SUPREME COURT ruled more than 20 years ago that recording TV shows on your VCR is legal. Nowadays, technology allows your cable company to essentially keep those shows on its VCR, not yours. Yet a federal court has ruled that this system violates copyright law.

What’s the difference? This is not a case of technology changing behavior. It’s a case of the law failing to adjust to new technology.

See earlier A Replay of the MP3.com Fight

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