Promises to Keep

Promises to Keep

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During the past fifteen years, changes in the technologies used to make and store audio and video recordings, combined with the communication revolution associated with the Internet, have generated an extraordinary array of new ways in which music and movies can be produced and distributed. Both the creators and the consumers of entertainment products stand to benefit enormously from the new systems. Sadly, we have failed thus far to avail ourselves of these opportunities. Instead, much energy has been devoted to interpreting or changing legal rules in hopes of defending older business models against the threats posed by the new technologies. These efforts to plug the multiplying holes in the legal dikes are failing and the entertainment industry has fallen into crisis. This provocative book chronicles how we got into this mess and presents three alternative proposalsa€”each involving a combination of legal reforms and new business modelsa€”for how we could get out of it.CommLaw Conspectus 11 (2003): 145, 153; a€œTime-Warner Cable Enters Digital Video-Recorder Fray in Orange County, ... For a discussion of the pricing strategies of the DVR manufacturers, see Michael Bartlett, a€œPersonal TV Companiesanbsp;...

Title:Promises to Keep
Author:William W. Fisher
Publisher:Stanford University Press - 2004


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